Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography
Straße in Rottluff. 1921.
Schapire R 47. Signed and inscribed with the work number "211 St". Also inscribed with the work number "211" in the platee. On fine wove paper. 17.4 x 11 cm (6.8 x 4.3 in). Sheet: 39,4 x 26,2 cm (15,5 x 10,3 in).
Printed by Fritz Voigt, Berlin. [CH].
• In 1905 the artist founded the artist group "Brücke" together with his fellow students Erich Heckel, E. L. Kirchner and Fritz Bleyl. He adopted the name of his birthplace Rottluff (Chemnitz) and henceforth called himself Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
• The same year that this work was made, Schmidt-Rottluff also captured this scene in the painting "Landschaft in Rottluff" (Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden).
• In the past 20 years only two copies were offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
PROVENANCE: At dealer Wolfgang Wittrock, Düsseldorf.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1986, 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: Wolfgang Wittrock Kunsthandel, inventory catalog 5, Düsseldorf, autumn/winter 1986/87, cat. no. 37.
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 396, SHG no. 688 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 96, SHG no. 203 (with illu.).
In good condition. Broad margin minimally discolored and rubbed. [JS]
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