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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Lot 401
Nacktes Modell auf dem Sofa, 1905
Chalk drawing

10.8 x 16.5 in (27.5 x 42.0 cm)

Lot 401
Nacktes Modell auf dem Sofa, 1905
Chalk drawing
10.8 x 16.5 in (27.5 x 42.0 cm)

Estimate:
€ 10,000 - 12,000
Auction: 21 days

Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co KG

City: Munich
Auction: Jun 08, 2024
Auction number: 554
Auction name: Modern Art Day Sale

Lot Details
Chalk drawing. Lower left with the artist's monogram. With the estate stamp (Lugt 1570 b) and the hand-written number "K Dre / Bg 21" on the reverse. On laid paper (with the watermark). 27.5 x 42 cm. , the full sheet. [CH].
- A particularly detailed and intriguing composition that reveals Kirchner's poised draughtsmanship. - An important period in art history: in 1905, Kirchner, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff and Bleyl founded the "Brücke", which Pechstein and Nolde also joined in 1906. - Testimony to the extraordinary collaboration between the group of artists: a drawing by Fritz Bleyl showing the model in this very pose can be found in the Brücke Museum in Berlin. - Kirchner and the "Brücke" artists provided a new, pioneering interpretation of the female nude as an independent pictorial element. - Kirchner probably met Dodo, his companion and lover from the Dresden period, as early as 1903 and she may have posed for this drawing.
LITERATURE: Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, 67th auction, June 8, 1996, lot 6415 (titled "Nacktes Modell auf dem Sofa und Mann, der ihr eine Tasse reicht"). In Momenten größten Rausches. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ex. cat. Staatliche Museen, Kassel, November 15, 2002 - February 16, 2003, p. 24 (illu., no. 10, p. 25). Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, pp. 283f., SHG no. 640 (illu.).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001). Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017). Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022)
Artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946). Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954). Gallery Nierendorf, Berlin (1966). Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032, acquired from the above in 1996, Galerie Bassenge, Berlin)
In good condition. Tiny tears in the sheet's right and upper edge, partly backed. With a few smoothed creases. Minimally rubbed in places.
Lot Details
Chalk drawing. Lower left with the artist's monogram. With the estate stamp (Lugt 1570 b) and the hand-written number "K Dre / Bg 21" on the reverse. On laid paper (with the watermark). 27.5 x 42 cm. , the full sheet. [CH].
- A particularly detailed and intriguing composition that reveals Kirchner's poised draughtsmanship. - An important period in art history: in 1905, Kirchner, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff and Bleyl founded the "Brücke", which Pechstein and Nolde also joined in 1906. - Testimony to the extraordinary collaboration between the group of artists: a drawing by Fritz Bleyl showing the model in this very pose can be found in the Brücke Museum in Berlin. - Kirchner and the "Brücke" artists provided a new, pioneering interpretation of the female nude as an independent pictorial element. - Kirchner probably met Dodo, his companion and lover from the Dresden period, as early as 1903 and she may have posed for this drawing.
LITERATURE: Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, 67th auction, June 8, 1996, lot 6415 (titled "Nacktes Modell auf dem Sofa und Mann, der ihr eine Tasse reicht"). In Momenten größten Rausches. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ex. cat. Staatliche Museen, Kassel, November 15, 2002 - February 16, 2003, p. 24 (illu., no. 10, p. 25). Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, pp. 283f., SHG no. 640 (illu.).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001). Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017). Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022)
Artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946). Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954). Gallery Nierendorf, Berlin (1966). Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032, acquired from the above in 1996, Galerie Bassenge, Berlin)
In good condition. Tiny tears in the sheet's right and upper edge, partly backed. With a few smoothed creases. Minimally rubbed in places.

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