Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography
India ink drawing and pencil.
Lower right signed, dated and titled. On wove paper. 64.7 x 50.3 cm (25.4 x 19.8 in), the full sheet.
• The reduced line testifies to the artist's graphic mastery.
• In 1936, the year the work was made, the exhibition of the Deutscher Künstlerbund at the Kunstverein Hamburg with works by Erich Heckel was shut down by the authorities after just a few days, a year later an occupational ban was imposed on him.
• Next to landscapes and portraits, the artist made a lot of flower still lifes over the following years.
The work is registered in the archive of 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 (until 1987).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).
EXHIBITION: Erich Heckel, Galerie Schrade, Schlosshof Kissleg, 1983, cat. no. 43 (with illu.).
Zeichnungen. Aquarelle. Druckgrafik, Galerie Ilse Schweinsteiger, Munich, spring 1986, cat. no. 45 (with illu.).
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).
Erich Heckel, Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, October 31, 2020 - March 7, 2021, extended until June 20, 2021 (with color illu. on p. 341).
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. 332, SHG no. 522 (with color illu., p. 334).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 248, SHG no. 555 (with color illu.).
In good condition. With small, isolated handling marks and crease marks, mainly in the margins and in the upper left corner of the sheet with a slightly stronger, smoothed crease (approx. 15 cm). With a small, rebacked tear in the left edge of the sheet and with two barely visible, professionally restored areas in the depiction (on the lower edge of the vase and in the middle of the flowers, each c. 0.5 cm).
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