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Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography

Erich Heckel - Lithograph

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Liegende. 1907.
Signed and dated, as well as numbered "2". Monogrammed in the stone. From an edition of 4 known copies. On slightly grayish wove paper. 27.2 x 32.6 cm (10.7 x 12.8 in). Sheet: 36 x 46,7 cm (14,1 x 18,3 in).

• Wonderful example of the importance of nude painting in the early days of the “Brücke”.
• Heckel's lithography in particular demonstrates a growing freedom and certainty in line handling.
• Outstanding differentiated print of the early lithograph

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: Alfred and Thekla Hess Collection, Erfurt (verso with collector's stamp, Lugt 2796 a).
Galerie Ilse Schweinsteiger, Munich.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the aforementioned around 1984, with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 6032).
Amicable agreement between the aforementioned and the heirs of Alfred and Thekla Hess (2024).

The work is free from restitution claims. The offer is made subject to an amicable agreement with the heirs of Alfred and Thekla Hess on the basis of a fair and just solution.

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).
Erich Heckel. Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, October 31, 2020 - March 7, 2021, p. 85 (illu.).

LITERATURE: Renate Ebner, Andreas Gabelmann, Erich Heckel. Catalogue raisonné of prints, vol. 1: 1903-1913, Munich 2021, no. 209 L.
Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube, E. L. Kirchner. Das graphische Werk, Munich 1967, WVZ no. L 43.
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Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, auction on June 12/13, 1981, lot 492.
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, SHG no. 175 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, SHG no. 337 (illu.).

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