Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography
Kanne mit Netzkugel. 1943.
Watercolor and ink pen drawing.
Lower right signed. Titled on the reverse. On firm wove paper by Schoellershammer (with the truncated blindstamp). 68.5 x 49.7 cm (26.9 x 19.5 in), the full sheet.
• For the first time on public display during the artist's lifetime.
• Large mature work in harmonious and warm colors.
• Schmidt-Rottluff created a particularly fascinating composition through the unusual perspective, the strong contours and the expressive play of light and shade.
• The year this work was made, Schmidt-Rottluff found rest and inspiration in his hometown Rottluff (Chemnitz), he spent the summer in the remote town of Rumbke on Lake Leba on the Baltic Sea.
The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.
PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).
EXHIBITION: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Vierzig Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1924-1946, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, May 26 - June 29, 1947, cat. no. 15.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Retrospektive, Kunsthalle Bremen, July 16 - September 10, 1989; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, September 27 - December 3, 1989, cat. no. 318, p. 282 (with illu., platel 107).
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. 419, SHG no. 755 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 122, SHG no. 276 (with illu.).
"Watercolors make for a significant part of Schmidt-Rottluff's oeuvre, so much that they alone could stand for the accomplishment of a fulfilled life."
Art historian Will Grohmann, quoted from: Christiane Remm, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Aquarelle, Berlin 2001, p. 8.
In very good condition.
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