Knüpferinnen / Stickerinnen. 1923.
Oil on canvas.
Firmenich/Lukas 43. Lower left signed and dated. Verso of the canvas with a label inscribed with the number "101" by hand and with a paint supplier's stamp "Viktoria-Maltuch A. Schutzmann Herrsching". Verso of the stretcher with an exhibition label and a pasted newspaper ad of Galerie Hagemeier, Frankfurt a.M. 82 x 44 cm (32.2 x 17.3 in).
• Very early work of the young artist, made after he had completed his studies at the Munich Art Academy 1921
• In the 1920s Scharl put strong focus on teh depiction of people, whom he encountered in a manner charcaterized by empathy, social criticism and a matter-of-fact observation
• His early works are documents of his close examination of Vincent van Gogh's creation
• After the deprivations of the war, which also left its traces on Scharl, he made a first step into artistic independence with the 1923 exhibition of the Munich Secession.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Günther Franke, Munich.
Private collection. Berlin (ever since family-owned).
EXHIBITION: Josef Scharl, Galerie Günther Franke, Munich, April 17 - May 29, 1971, cat. no. 1.
Josef Scharl 1896-1954. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, December 15, 1982 - January 30, 1983, cat. no. 3 (with illu. on p. 23, 112) (with a label on the reverse).
LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, auction 227, June 1- 3 , 1978, cat. no. 1180 (with illu.).
Work in strong colors and in good condition. Canvas relined.
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