Art (1945-contemporary) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography
E. H. (Erich Heckel). 1947.
Ebner/Gabelmann 898 L II (of III). Dube L 327 II. Signed, dated, titled "E H" and numbered. From an edition of only 16 copies. On wove paper. 43 x 32.7 cm (16.9 x 12.8 in). Sheet: 50 x 39,5 cm (19,7 x 15,6 in).
• Portraits play an important role in Heckel's prints of the late 1940s.
• The year this work was made, he also made portrait in lithography of his fellow artists E. L. Kirchner, Otto Mueller and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
• In 1947 he also made a similar self-portrait in watercolor (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz).
• Another copy of this lithograph is part of the collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen.
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).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 339, SHG no. 542 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 251, SHG no. 566 (with illu.).
In good condition. Minimally discolored, a bit more obvious in places of edges. [JS]
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