Haus bei Nimes. 1926.
Colored chalk drawing.
Signed, dated and titled. On off-white paper. 54.5 x 65 cm (21.4 x 25.5 in), the full sheet. [JS].
• In 1926 Heckel made a trip through the south of France that was extremely prolific .
• The extraordinary free and spontaneous flow makes this composition, which conceives the landscape as a play of liberated lines, particularlöy fascinating.
• "Haus bei Nimes" - captures the light of Southern France and testifies to Heckel's outstanding graphic mastey and progressiveness.
PROVENANCE: Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1991, 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: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 320, SHG no. 497 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 230, SHG no. 520 (with illu.).
In good condition. Edges minimally scuffed in places, lower right with a tiny, skillfully closed split. Center of left edge with a faint pressure mark.
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