Lot 45. Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig (1880 Aschaffenburg - 1938 Frauenkirch In Davos). Nursery in Königstein

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Auction date: 29.11.2017   12:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 45 | Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig (1880 Aschaffenburg - 1938 Frauenkirch In Davos). Nursery in Königstein
Around 1916. Watercolor and black chalk on vellum. 55.5 x 36cm. The Basel estate stamp (Lugt 1570b) verso, bottom left, with the hand written description: A Be/Bi 5. In addition, the numbering K 3783 the administrator of the Estate. The model framework.
Provenance:
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York (Label)
Galerie Schwarzer, Düsseldorf (adhesive label with provenance information: private collection, USA; private collection, Germany)
Private Collection, Germany

"As Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - convened for the field artillery in the hall, Regiment 75: "I'm not cut out for military work .. 'm half crazy" - the end of 1915, collapsed, saved him the understanding and the inner vicinity of his superior, Dr. Hans Fehr: "The man would have perished." They sent him to a Sanatorium. Here is the Aquarel length: "nursery in königstein." Kirchner has withdrawn. He avoids the proximity of people, wants to be alone, alone with himself and his art. Soon he begins to travel further into the solitude of the high Alpine valley of Davos, where in the encounter with the overwhelming nature of a new Chapter in his oeuvre.
Clear: This watercolor gathered a turning point in his artistic development."
Gerd Presler

We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd Presler, author of the catalogue raisonné of the sketchbooks of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, for scientific information

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