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Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Woodcut

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Landschaft im Mondschein. 1911.
Schapire 53. Signed and dated. From an edition of a maximum of 10 copies. On off-white laid paper. 20.5 x 25.9 cm (8 x 10.1 in). Sheet. 41,6 x 49,7 cm (16,4 x 19,5 in).
• Powerful woodcut from the best "Brücke" period.
• Very rare. So far, only one other hand print from Gustav Schiefler's collection has been offered on the international auction market (Ketterer Kunst, April 19, 2013, lot 482).
• Early testimony to the motif of the landscape in the moonlight, which from then on shaped Schmidt-Rottluff's oeuvre

The work is registered in the Hermann Gerlinger Collection with the number SHG 80 a.

PROVENANCE: Bassenge, Berlin, auction 108, Moderne Kunst I, November 26, 2016, lot 8256 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 2016, with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022)
Schmidt-Rottluff. Form, Farbe, Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, September 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019, p. 169 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Bassenge, Berlin, Auktion 108, Moderne Kunst I, November 26, 2016, lot 8256 (with illu.).
"Until 1912, the artist [Schmidt-Rottluff] printed his woodcuts himself. [..] Up until 1912, more than ten prints were very rarely made from the sticks, and in many cases this number was not even reached."
Rosa Schapire, Karl Schmidt-Rottluffs graphisches Werk bis 1923, Berlin 1924, p. 10

In good condition. Slightly evenly browned. Edges with very few tiny to small tears, partly professionally closed, as well as with smoothed creases, primarily in the corners and along the side margins. The wide margins with isolated faint traces of rubbing and partially minimally soiled. Lower edge with two small brown spots in the center as well as with the handwritten number in lower left and a handwritten collector's note in pencil lower right.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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