Erinnerung an H. B. (Hermann Böhlau). 1946.
Ebner/Gabelmann 878 H. Dube H 378. Signed and dated. Inscribed with the year "1947" in the printing block. On off-white wove paper. 15.3 x 12.2 cm (6 x 4.8 in). Sheet: 18,6 x 15 cm (7,3 x 5,9 in).
Published as 16th annual sheet in 1947. In 1930, Heckel started the tradition of sending a print, usually a woodcut, with a symbolic message as New Year greetinga to friends. Up until 1968, some 38 of these "Jahresblätter" (Annual Sheets) were made. [CH].
• Annual sheet for friends and family, as well as for collector's with New Year greetings for 1947.
• The work shows the sculptor Hermann Böhlau, who fell in WW II.
• Another copy is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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. 337, SHG no. 536 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 249, SHG no. 560 (with illu.).
In good condition. Sheet with very few tiny stains in margins. With an unobtrusive pencil line along the left margin. Minimal kink in upper left corner. Margins here and there minimally irregular.
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