Vente: 522 / Modern Art II 11 décembre 2021 à Munich Lot 422

 

422
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Drei Frauen im Cafégarten - Gartenrestaurant Schlachtensee, 1914.
Lithograph
Estimation:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Résultat:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

( frais d'adjudication compris)
Drei Frauen im Cafégarten - Gartenrestaurant Schlachtensee. 1914.
Lithograph.
Gercken 667 II, Dube L. 243 II, Schiefler L. 248. Signed and inscribed "Probedruck". From an edition of to date only six known copies. On yellow wove paper. 50.5 x 59.5 cm (19.8 x 23.4 in). Sheet: ca. 55,0 x 63,5 cm (21,6 x 25,0 in).
Formerly in possession of the Kunstvereins Jena. With the monogram stamp (Lugt L. 4337) and the stamp of the Kunstverein Jena on the reverse. [AR].
• From the acclaimed Botho-Graef-Foundation.
• Trial proof of utmost rarity.
• Family-owned for more than 50 years
.

We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Günther Gercken for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Kunstverein Jena Botho-Graef-Foundation of E.L. Kirchner (1918-1937, as donation from the artist, with the monogram stamp L. 4337 and teh stamp "Kunstverein Jena“ on the reverse).
State ownership (1937-1940, "Entartete Kunst", EK number 13205).
Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Berlin (1940-1943, through an exchange with the above).
Ferdinand Möller, Zermützel (1943-1949).
Private collection Hesse (since 1967: Kornfeld und Klipstein, June 16, 1967).

LITERATURE: www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/db_entart_kunst/datenbank (no. 13205).
Reutti, Kurt, Werke aus der Aktion "Entartete Kunst". Ferdinand Möller [confiscated in Zermützel near Neuruppi in November 1946 ], typescript Berlin 1946-1951, (SMBK-ZA, V/ Sachthemat. Slg. 69).
Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, 123rd auction, Modern Art, June 16, 1967, cat. no. 699a (with illu. on plate 114).
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Von Jena nach Davos. Ex. cat. Stadtmuseum Göhre, Jena 1993/94, Leipzig 1993. p. 98.
Maria Schmid, Rausch und Ernüchterung. Die Bildersammlung des Jenaer Kunstvereins - Schicksal einer Sammlung der Avantgarde im 20. Jahrhundert, Jena / Quedlinburg 2008. Pp. 50, 135, cat. no. 200.
"If there is any art that expresses the unutterable, that it is Kirchner's art."
Botho Graef about Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's art. In: Das Kunstblatt 1923. Special issue E. L. Kirchner, pp. 65-77. Quoted from: Anna-Maria Ehrmann (ed.). Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Von Jena nach Davos, Leipzig 1993, p. 108.
"It is Kirchner's wish that the viewer of his graphic work always remembers the friend who so strongly believed in it before it was met with general recognition (.) "
Eberhard Grisebach on occasion of an exhibition at the Botho-Graef-Foundation at the Jena Kunstverein in 1920. In: Jenaische Zeitung no. 39/1920, p. 2. Quoed from: Anna-Maria Ehrmann (ed). Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Von Jena nach Davos, Leipzig 1993, pp. 117-118.




422
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Drei Frauen im Cafégarten - Gartenrestaurant Schlachtensee, 1914.
Lithograph
Estimation:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Résultat:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

( frais d'adjudication compris)