Vente: 512 / Modern Art II 12 décembre 2020 à Munich Lot 400

 
400
Max Liebermann
Enkelin Maria auf dem Arm der Kinderfrau, 1916/1918.
Oil on canvas
Estimation:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Résultat:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(25% frais d'adjudication compris)
Description de l'objet
Enkelin Maria auf dem Arm der Kinderfrau. 1916/1918.
Oil on canvas.
Eberle 1918/5. Signed in upper left. Verso of the stretcher with inscription "gemalt 1916" (painted 1916). With hand-written date "1916" on the frame and the numbers "6667" and "K. 1778" (in red) and "1950". Also with an adhesive label on verso, there with hand-written date, title, artist's name, dimensions and technique. With a further label on the frame, inscribed with title, number "18955" and artist's name by hand. 53 x 42.2 cm (20.8 x 16.6 in).
[CH].
• Maria is the spiting image of her grandfather
• Sensitive children's portrait
• In Liebermann's typical impressionistic coloring
• Well-researched provenance
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PROVENANCE: Collection Estella Katzenellenbogen, Berlin.
Paul Cassirer, Berlin (acquired from aforementioned on September 1, 1925, verso with the PC no. 18955).
Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer, Berlin: Bilder und Kunstgegenstände aus dem Nachlass Geheimrat Hermann Frenkel, from Berlin private collections (.); auction on October 20, 1932, lot 52 ("from a aprivate collection, Berlin", consigned from the possession of Estella Katzenellenbogen, according to auction record, sold for 380 RM. Verso with the auction label).
Collection Herz, Elberfeld (presumably art trader Dr. Friedrich Herz, acquired from aforementioend).
Neumeister & Gräf, November 1955.
Collection Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt (acquired from aforementioned, verso with typographically numbered collection label).
Private collection Berlin (acquired from aforementioned in 2005).

Essay
At the turn of the century Liebermann discovered a new subject and integrated the portrait into his impressionistic program much stronger than before. A few years later he became one of the most popular portrait painters and made a major contribution to a new and plain conception of bourgeois portrait art. This work offered here, a document from the artist's private world, is also part of this development. It shows Maria White, nee Rietzler, the artist's granddaughter with her nanny Ida Schönherr. This is the first study of the one year old child. Liebermann kept track of the girl's hat die development phases and made numerous pictures of her year after year. In impressionistic airiness he shows the intimate closeness between toddler and nanny. Turned towards the observer and with a finger raised, the painter seemingly captured the very moment on canvas. This painting delivers unchallengeable proof that Liebermann's use of colors, even though it is quite restrained and not bright, doesn't have to fear the competition of that of famous contemporary colorists. Lack of resonance in Liebermann's pictures is compensated by the exactness of intervals - the soft and warm hues and the mild and light coloring add an airy, almost weightless impression to the sheet. [CE]
400
Max Liebermann
Enkelin Maria auf dem Arm der Kinderfrau, 1916/1918.
Oil on canvas
Estimation:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Résultat:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(25% frais d'adjudication compris)