Ebner/Gabelmann 798 R. Dube 149. Signed, dated, titled and inscribed "I Probe". One of to date ten known copies. On laid paper (with truncated watermark). 24.8 x 16 cm (9.7 x 6.2 in). Sheet: 44,5 x 29 cm (17,5 x 11,4 in).
• The motif was presumably made in context of Heckel's visit to a circus show in Erfurt.
• This is the first time that one of the ten known copies is offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
PROVENANCE: Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1992, 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)
Erich Heckel. Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, October 31, 2020 – March 7, 2021, p. 61 (with illu. on p. 301).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 326f., SHG no. 492 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 227, SHG no. 514 (with illu.).
In good condition. With faint isolated brownish spots, mainly in left margin, and with faint handling marks and kinks.
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