Art (1945-contemporary) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography
Lupinen und Pfingstrosen. 1959.
India ink drawing, and wash.
Signed, dated and titled in lower right. On firm, white-primed wove paper. 68.9 x 52.5 cm (27.1 x 20.6 in), size of sheet.
• Particulalry fine interplay of swift lines and dark surfaces.
• Within the group of the still lifes, flowers count among the artist's preferred motifs.
• For the first time offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
The work is registered in the Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance. We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner and Mr Hans Geissler for the kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (until 1986).
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).
Erich Heckel, Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, Octoebr 31, 2020 - July 7, 2021, extended until June 20, 2021 (with color illu. on p. 396).
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, pp. 354f., SHG no. 580 (with color illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 268, SHG no. 608 (with color illu.).
In good condition. With a tiny pinhole in each of the corners as well as a faint small crease in the lower right corner of the sheet. The white grounding does not quite reach the edge of the sheet, making the slightly brownish paper tone visible, especially on the left.
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