Lower right signed, dated and titled. On Van Gelder Zonen laid paper (with the watermark). 39.2 x 31.7 cm (15.4 x 12.4 in), the full sheet. [EH].
• A very personal portriat reflecting the difficulties of the year 1938.
• A year earlier more than 700 of his works were confiscated in the campaign "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerat Art), the same year E.Heckel learnt about E.L. Kirchner's suicide.
• With his self-portraits, Erich Heckel time and again redefined his position.
PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).
EXHIBITION: Erich Heckel 1883-1970. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Ausstellung zum 100. Geburtstag des Malers, Städtische Galerie Würzburg July 3 - September 11, 1983, no. 88 (with illu.).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 333, SHG no. 525 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 245, SHG no. 548 (with illu.).
In good condition. Minimally discolored.
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