Reiter im Gebirge (27. Jahresblatt). 1957.
Dube H 426. Signed, dated and inscribed "Kol. 27. Jahresblatt" as well as with the astronomic symbol of Venus. 18.1 x 13.8 cm (7.1 x 5.4 in). Sheet: 23 x 16,8 cm (9,1 x 6,6 in).
Hand-colored, presumably as model for the later color woodcut from 1958, released as 27th annual sheet. In 1930, Heckel started the tradition of sending a print, usually a woodcut, with a symbolic message as New Year greeting to friends. Up until 1968, some 38 of these "Jahresblätter" (Annual Sheets) were made. [CH].
• Hand-colored woodcut for the 27th annual sheet from 1958.
• A copy of the later color woodcut is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
PROVENANCE: Erich Heckel Estate.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1984, 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, pp. 352f., SHG no. 575 (with illu., p. 353).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 266, SHG no. 603 (with illu.).
In good condition.
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