Paar am Tisch (Selbstbildnis mit Maschka, Absinthtrinkerin). 1922-1925.
Lithograph in colors.
Karsch 155 III a (of 155 III A). One of the artist's ca. 20 uncounted preliminaries before the edition. On brownish paper. 38.8 x 29.7 cm (15.2 x 11.6 in). Sheet: 53,8 x 41,3 cm (21,2 x 16,3 in).
• After their divorce, Otto Mueller shows himself together with Maschka in this lithograph.
• Fascinating depiction characterized by a great expressiveness and artistic finesse.
• Over the past five years, only one copy of this characterful print was offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
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. 253, SHG no. 361 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 413, SHG no. 892 (with illu.).
Paper unevenly discolored and with isolated stains. Upper and right margin with isolated, partly larger and mended paper losses. Paper with skillfully closed splits (up to 42 cm).
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