Watercolor over pencil.
Signed, dated and titled in lower right. On off-white Ingres wove paper (with watermark). 47.8 x 62.5 cm (18.8 x 24.6 in), the full sheet. [JS].
• Large-size landscape watercolor in bright autumnal colors.
• In 1940 Heckel and his wife visited Carinthia, Salzburg and the Wachau region, where they would occassionally go to the following years.
• It was especially during the war years that Heckel's landscape watercolors were characterized by an highly emotional atmosphere.
• The vastness of the landscape impression gave Heckel hope and stability in those years.
PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (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. 347 (with illu).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 334, SHG no. 528 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 247, SHG no. 552 (with illu.).
In good condition. Slight and even discoloration and minimally faded. With a small rubbed spot in the trunk in lower right.
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