Black and whiteChalk drawing with watercolor.
With the inscription "F. Marc" in upper right. On grayish wove paper. 24.7 x 37 cm (9.7 x 14.5 in), size of sheet. [CH].
• With a provenance that goes back to the 1920s.
• From the William Landmann Collection (1891-1987), Canada.
• In 1905, the artist spent the summer in a rural area on the Stafelalm.
• Groundbreaking motif: Franz Marc's abstract animal motif from the subsequent years of the "Blaue Reiter" (1911-1914) are icons of German Expressionism.
• The animal depictions make for the most important group of motifs within his artistic work.
• Comparable drawings from these early years can be found at, among others, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the State Graphic Collection in Munich, the Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt and the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See.
PROVENANCE: Kunsthaus Herbert Tannenbaum, Mannheim.
William (Dr. Wilhelm) Landmann Collection (1891-1987), Mannheim/Amsterdam/Toronto (acquired from the above in the early 1920s).
Martin Landmann Collection (1923-2021), Vancouver (obtained from the above in 1978).
Ever since family-owned.
EXHIBITION: European Sculpture and Painting from the Collection of William Landmann, Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 18 - November 17, 1946.
LITERATURE: Cf. Annegret Hoberg and Isabelle Jansen, Franz Marc. Catalogue raisonné, vol. II (Watercolors, gouaches, drawings, postcards, reverse glass painting, decorative arts, sculpture), Munich 2004, p. 39, no. 29 (at Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See).
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