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Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography

Erich Heckel - Watercolor

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Munich, Germany
121002699

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Bäume am Kliff. 1914.
Watercolor over pencil.
Lower right signed (in ligature), dated and titled. On creme laid paper (with the watermark). 51 x 40.3 cm (20 x 15.8 in), nearly the full sheet. [CH].

• With the high horizon line, the cold-warm contrast and the frog's perspective, Heckel created a unique composition.
• A difficult time of creation: a few months earlier, disagreements between the members led to the disbanding of the "Brücke"group.
• The watercolor was created during Heckel's short summer stay on the Baltic Sea near the Flensburg Fjord, which was interrupted by the outbreak of WW I.
• The secluded beach with the cliffs and the hilly hinterland were subject of several landscape paintings
.

The work is registered in the Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance. We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen.
Galerie Günther Franke, Munich (acquired from the above in 1969).
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin (1978).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Mit Stift und Pinsel III, Galerie Elfriede Wirnitzer, Baden-Baden, summer 1975, cat. no. 15.
Summer 1978, Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, June 28 - September 5, 1978, cat. no. 83.
Erich Heckel 1883-1970. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen (exhibition on the occasion of the painter's 100th birthday), Städtische Galerie, Würzburg, July 3 - September 11, 1983, cat. no. 42.
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: Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, auction 36, 20th century, Nov. 26, 1979, lot 704 (illu. in b/w, no. 133).
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, auction 583, Art of the XXth century, May 30, 1981, p. 69, lot 323 (full-page. b/w illu. on plate 47).
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 294, SHG no. 436 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 203, SHG no. 454 (illu.).


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