Art (1945-contemporary) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography
Halber Mond. 1953/1956.
Chalk drawing, partly in colors.
Signed in lower left. Inscribed "Halber Mond" on the reverse. On laid paper. 40 x 54 cm (15.7 x 21.2 in), size of sheet. [AM].
• Impressive nocturnal depiction executed in an appealing style.
• The night landscape, solely illuminated by the low moon, is arranged in shadowy silhouette.
• Made during a stay in Sieksdorf on the Baltic, where Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff spent the summers from 1953 to 1956.
The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.
PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).
EXHIBITION: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Die Schwarzblätter. Ausstellung zum 90. Geburtstag, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, December 1, 1974 - January 26, 1975, cat. no. 54 (with illu. on p. 60) (here erroneously inscribed "Alter Mond").
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)
Schmidt-Rottluff. Form, Farbe, Ausdruck!, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, September 29, 2018 - February 24, 2019, p. 309. (with illu.).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 427, SHG no. 771 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 129, SHG no. 293 (with illu.).
In good condition. With a few slight handling marks in margins. Upper edge slightly irregular and minimally roughened.
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