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Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Biography

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Woodcut

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Dunkles Mädchen. 1917.
Gerken 874. Signed and inscribed "Probedruck" (trial proof, barely legible). Trial proof aside from to date 3 known copies. On blotting paper. 59 x 25.5 cm (23.2 x 10 in). Sheet: 59 x 40,7 cm (23,2 x 16 in).
• Extremely rare. To date only 3 copies of this woodcut are known.
• Only one other copy has been offered on the international auction market (
• Strongly colored and high-contrast print from the energetically cut wooden block.
• The barely legible signature and inscription testify to Kirchner's nervous state of mind and his poor physical condition towards the end of the First World War.
• Kirchner's woodcut portraits from these years - like the "Head of Ludwig Schames" created a year later - are among the highlights of his print oeuvre.
• Part of the important Landmann Collection, Mannheim/Toronto for more than 85 years

PROVENANCE: Das Kunsthaus Herbert Tannenbaum, Mannheim.
William (Dr. Wilhelm) Landmann Collection (1891-1987), Mannheim / Amsterdam / Toronto (acquired from the above).
Martin Landmann Collection (1923-2021), Vancouver, Canada (obtained from the above in 1953).
Ever since family-owned.

EXHIBITION: Für die Kunst! Herbert Tannenbaum und sein Kunsthaus. Ein Galerist – seine Künstler, seine Kunden, sein Konzept. Mannheim, Reiß-Museum 1994, cat. no. 194.

LITERATURE: Collection inventory (file card) of Landmann Collection, privately-owned.

For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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