Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography
Frauen und Sonne. 1920.
Schapire R 41. Signed and inscribed with the work number "2026 St". On firm copper plate printing paper. 29.3 x 39.8 cm (11.5 x 15.6 in). Sheet: 46,1 x 58,5 cm (18,2 x 23 in).
Printed by Fritz Voigt, Berlin (with hand-written printer's note).
• As of 1911 Schmidt-Rottluff put increasing artistic focus on the female nude.
• Through the examination of man and nature, the artist attained a higher creative sensitivity in the years after the war.
• Graphic prints were the "Brücke" artist's most important means of expression for their dramatic-expressive pictorial language.
• This is the first time in 35 years that a copy of this etching is offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
• Fine burred print with plate edge and a very harmonious plate tone.
• Another copy is part of the collection of the Städel Museums, Frankfurt am Main.
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. 392, SHG no. 681 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 92, SHG no. 195 (with illu.).
In very good condition. Deep black burred print in mint condition . Broad margin with faint isolated kinks and stains. Edges minimally discolored, upper margin with two brownish spots and one in lower left corner.
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