Herbstsonne im Tessin. 1949.
Watercolor and ink brush.
Signed in lower right and inscribed with the numner "4958". On fim wove paper. 50.5 x 68 cm (19.8 x 26.7 in), the full sheet.
The watercolor is a preliminary work for the painting "Weg in Ascona" from 1950 with the same motif.
The work is registered in the Hermann Gerlinger Collection with the number SHG 280a. [SM].
• The watercolor is a preliminary work for the painting "Weg in Ascona" from 1950 with the same motif.
• Between 1949 and 1953 Schmidt-Rottluff spent the end of the year with the fellow painter Otto Ehrich in the Ticino.
• Remarkable example of Schmidt-Rottluff's poised combination of bright colors and bblack contour lines.
The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation Berlin.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032, since 2017: Ketterer Kunst).
EXHIBITION: Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).
LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, June 8, 2017, 447th aucttion, lot 134.
Sheet with strong colors and in good condition. Small brownish spots in margins. Bottom edge minimally irregular.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.