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Art (1945-contemporary) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff -

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Anhänger mit Monogramm "E S R". 1950.
Bone pendant, carved and polished.
Wietek 209. 5.5 x 5 cm (2.1 x 1.9 in).

• Made for the artist's wife, the photographer Emy Schmidt-Rottluff (1884–1975).
• Despite the lack of materials after WW II, Schmidt-Rottluff explored new aesthetic paths.
• Among the "Brücke" artists, Schmidt-Rottluff created the most experimental and aesthetically most dense body of jewelry pieces

The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation Berlin.

PROVENANCE: Emy Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1975).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg.

EXHIBITION: Elfenbeinkunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Vom Klassizismus bis zur Gegenwart aus deutschen Museen und Sammlungen, Deutsches Elfenbeinmuseum, Erbach i. Odenwald, October 9 -November 21, 1971, cat. no. 254.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Das nachgelassene Werk seit den 20er Jahren. Malerei, Plastik, Kunsthandwerk, Brücke-Museum Berlin, August 20, 1977 – January 15, 1978, cat. no. 144.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Aquarelle, Farbstiftzeichnungen, Schmuck, Kunstverein Paderborn, January – February 28, 1982, cat. no. 4.
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kraft der Linie. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Graphik und Plastik, Stadtmuseum Hofheim am Taunus, November 17, 1996 – January 12, 1997; Neue Galerie, Kassel, January 21 – March 30, 1997, p. 115, cat. no. 66 (with illu.).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Nur für ihre Frauen. Schmuck von Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff, Emil Nolde, Erich Heckel und Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Stiftung Moritzburg, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, October 26, 2003 – January 11, 2004, no. 46. (with illu.).
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. 409, SHG no. 732 (with illu.).
Gerhard Wietek, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Werkverzeichnis der Plastik und des Kunsthandwerks, Munich 2001, p. 326, no. 209 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 124, SHG no. 282 (with illu.).

In a letter to Rosa Schapire dated December 16, 1950, Emy Schmidt-Rottluff mentions that her husband gave her two pendants made of bone, "one with letters, the other with sawn-out ornaments".

In good condition. Isolated superficial adhesions and capillary scratches.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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