Chalk drawing and charcoal.
Signed and dated in lower right. Titled in lower left. On off-white paper. 31 x 43 cm (12.2 x 16.9 in), the full sheet. [JS].
• Expressive-reduced style.
• Heckel rendered his impression of nature in a nearly abstract structure of black lines.
• What makes this sheet so special is its reduction in terms of form and color as well as the interesting choice of perspective.
• The poised handling of the paper's tone and the balance between blank and filled sutface testify to Heckel's graphic mastery.
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. 352, SHG no. 574 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 265, SHG no. 602 (with illu.).
In good condition. Corners with tiny pinholes, presumably from the making. Margins slightly rubbed and with faint brownish spots and traces of moisture in upper and lower right.
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