Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography
Badende Frauen am Meer. 1908.
Ebner/Gabelmann 309 R. Dube R 57. Signed, dated and titled. Monogrammed in the plate. Lower left inscribed "6 Dr.". On copper plate printing board. 14.4 x 9.7 cm (5.6 x 3.8 in). Sheet: 45 x 31,5 cm (17,7 x 12,4 in).
• The bathers are a key theme for the "Brücke".
• Lovely triad of beach, sea and horizon that embraces the bathers – the unity of man and nature is a characteristic creative impuls.
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, Hemmenhofen.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1998, 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: Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, SHG no. 356 (with illu.).
In good condition. Edges redarkened, with unobtrusive kinks, image not impaired.
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