Lot 116. Wolf Thorn, Julie (1868 Thorn - 1931 Berlin). Marta Baedeker, sitting in half-figure with a folded fur jacket

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Auction date: 29.11.2017   12:00 UTC +02:00
ID 19801
Lot 116 | Wolf Thorn, Julie (1868 Thorn - 1931 Berlin). Marta Baedeker, sitting in half-figure with a folded fur jacket
Around 1929. Oil on canvas. 79 x 63cm. Left: Julie wolf thorn signed below. Frame.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Heike Carstensen, author of the catalogue raisonné, orally. The work is registered for the Addendum to the work directory.

Bessen, Dorothea (Hrsg.): Book culture in the middle of the industry. 225 years of the G. D. Baedeker in Essen, Essen 2000, p. 180, Fig. (here, as a work of anonymous authorship)

In the case of the Illustrated is the 1973 deceased Essen publisher Marta Baedeker. Since 1931, the company was founded in 1859, under their direction.

The present painting bears witness to an ambivalent connection to the family of Baedeker to the Jewish painter Julie wolf thorn. After the plant is long considered as the work of an unknown artist, and so also in the above-mentioned publication it was shown, could you now clarify the authorship. The lower edge of the canvas was formerly (on purpose?) handled, so that the signature, and thus also of note on the Jew wolf, thorn, were obscured. Apparently, they sought the traces of obscure, suggestive of a contact of the publisher to the Jewish people. However, the painting remained in the family.
By the re-discovery of the painting of 2016, when the canvas on a new
wedge frame was stretched, came the signature back to the light, so that the work could clearly be the Oeuvre of the painter, Julie wolf thorn is assigned to

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