Lot 1184. Berlin Secessionist. On the outer Alster lake in Hamburg

Starting price:€ 10 000
Auction date:14.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 1184Berlin Secessionist. On the outer Alster lake in Hamburg
Sailors in front of the Fährhaus Uhlenhorst under a starry sky. Oil on canvas. 72 x 131cm. Monogrammed lower right: HD. Frame.
It is for Hamburg, characteristic of, that the evening meetings of the society take place Outdoor, only to water, when Wasserkorso in front of the ferry house on the Uhlenhorst. Every evening the ladies of the surrounding villas grounds come together in the summer months in their tender Offer, often hundreds of vehicles are there. So Alfred Lichtwark, the influential Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle as early as 1896, described this unique Scenery.

Of Alfred Lichtwark, founded in 1889 a new Department of the Kunsthalle, under the title "collection of pictures from Hamburg". For this purpose, he commissioned the first in Hamburg, later also national and foreign artists to paint motives from the Hanseatic city and the surrounding area, as well as Portraits of leading Hamburg-based personalities. The Museum of Hamburg bought, among other things, "Hamburg Motive" by Ernst Eitner, Arthur Illies, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Max Slevogt, Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard.

As such a commissioned work by the then-leading artist Max Liebermann in 1910 painted the "evening at the Uhlenhorster Fährhaus". This painting, which is still the inventory of the Kunsthalle, has influenced in composition, and image construction, the offered plant strong.

Presumably, the offered image is created in the 10 years or slightly later. Here, it is now the late, already dark in the evening hours on Alster lake, the challenge to the pointillist artist as a subject. The dark tone of the image offers a great contrast to the bright colors of the sails, the reflections on the water or the reflections on the wood of the boats. The artist gives here a proof of his great coloristic skill and equal in the number of big name, who painted this subject.

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