Art (1945-contemporary) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography
Drypoint with line etching.
Ebner/Gabelmann 1045 R II (of II). Dube R 193 II. Signed, dated and titledm, as well as inscribed with a personal dedication for Hermann Gerlinger "Herrn Gerlinger herzlich gewidmet von Siddi M. Heckel 21. Nov. 75" by the artist's wife. On off-white wove paper. 24.5 x 20 cm (9.6 x 7.8 in). Sheet: 50 x 39 cm (19,7 x 15,3 in).
• Self-portrait of the great German expressionist.
• Heckel portrayed himself at the end of his life, seemingly pensive, he looks back on a long life and a great artistic career.
• With a personal dedication by Siddi M. Heckel, the artist wife, to Hermann Gerlinger.
• In the past 20 years only three other copies of this etchinhg were offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
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. 359, SHG no. 594 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 273, SHG no. 623 (with illu.).
In good condition. With tiny stains in center of the lower edge of the broad margin with two small, faint traces of rubbing. [JS]
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