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Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Woodcut

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Pappeln. 1910.
Signed. On wove paper. 32.2 x 38.5 cm (12.6 x 15.1 in). Sheet: 34,9 x 44,9 cm (13,7 x 17,6 in).

• The landscape of Dangast provided inspiration.
• Created during the “Brücke” period.
• For the “Brücke” artists, the woodcut technique was the most suitable means of graphic expression for their expressive visual language.
• Schmidt-Rottluff wrested compositions of fascinating lightness and dynamism from the hardness of the woodblock with an enormous effort and artistic mastery

PROVENANCE: Alfred and Thekla Hess Collection, Erfurt ( with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 2796a).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg ( with the collector's stamp on the verso, Lugt 6032).
Amicable agreement between the aforementioned and the heirs of Alfred and Thekla Hess (2024).

There are no pending restitution claims for the work. The offer is made subject to an amicable agreement with the heirs of Alfred and Thekla Hess on the basis of a fair and just solution.

EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Rosa Schapire, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Graphisches Werk bis 1923, Berlin 1924, no. 34 (illu. in black and white, plate volume).
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Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 222, SHG no. 293 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 49, SHG no. 71 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Schmidt-Rottluff und das große "E", in: ibid., Daniel J. Schreiber (ed.), Schmidt-Rottluff. Form, Farbe, Ausdruck!, Buchheim Museum Bernried, Bernried 2018, p. 157 (illu.).

In good, print in fresh impression. Isolated tiny brown spots and slight creases in places. A small paper tear in the lower left corner.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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