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

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Watercolor

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Pfingstrosen. Um 1930.
Signed in lower right. On cardboard. 49.7 x 67.6 cm (19.5 x 26.6 in), the full sheet. [AM].

• Airy flower watercolor characterized by a special delicateness and elegance.
• Subtly composed still life in bright and high-contrast colors.
• One of Schmidt-Rottluff's early flower watercolors that marked the beginning of his examination of the subject which lasted up until an old age

The watercolor is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Schweinsteiger, Munich.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above on February 22, 1986, with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).

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: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 412, SHG no. 739 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 115, SHG no. 259 (with illu.).

In good condition. Edges slightly rubbed in places, a few spots with small color- and paper losses. Left and right margin with faint isolated splits that were skillfully rebacked on the reverse. Left corners with tiny pinholes, presumably from the making.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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