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

Erich Heckel - Woodcut

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Wasserfall. 1954.
Ebner/Gabelmann 970 H I a (of III b). Dube H 410 a. Wietek 25. Signed and dated. On wove paper. 17.1 x 12.9 cm (6.7 x 5 in). Sheet: 27,5 x 21,5 cm (10,8 x 8,5 in).
Made beofre the later date "1955", hence published as 24th annual sheet. In 1930, Heckel started the tradition of sending a print, usually a woodcut, with a symbolic message as New Year's greeting to friends. Up until 1968, some 38 of these "Jahresblätter" (Annual Sheets) were made. [CH].
• The motif of the waterfall is particularly characteristic of landscape watercolros from the 1920s, and was also used for a 1956 woodcut and a lithograph from the 1960s.
• With this depiction, Heckel attained a stronger degree of abstraction and a certain ornamental aestetic

PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (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. 348, SHG no. 564 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 261, SHG no. 592 (with illu.).

In good condition. Paper unobtrusively browned in places of upper and lower margin. Outer left margin and lower right corner slightly crimped. Upper left corner with a tiny brownish stain.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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