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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Lot 400
Augustusbrücke mit Frauenkirche, 1905
Woodcut in colors

7.8 x 9.8 in (19.9 x 24.9 cm)

Lot 400
Augustusbrücke mit Frauenkirche, 1905
Woodcut in colors
7.8 x 9.8 in (19.9 x 24.9 cm)

Estimate:
€ 15,000 - 20,000
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
Woodcut and Woodcut in colors . Printed with watercolors. Inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. With the stamp of Walter Kirchner (Lugt 1570 a), the artist's brother, on the reverse, there dated "I.3.47" and with tehnd-written number "131" as well as with Walter Kirchner's signature. One of a total of seven known copies. On Japon. 19.9 x 24.9 cm. Sheet: 24,9 x 29,8 cm.
[CH/AM].
- Over the past 30 years, only one copy of this rare woodcut was offered on the international auction market (source: artprice). - Two of the seven known copies are museum-owned: Museum Folkwang, Essen, and Brücke-Museum, Berlin. - Art-historically relevant in terms of both the time of origin and the motif: in 1905, E. L. Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Fritz Bleyl founded the artist group "Brücke". - Laterally correct drawing of one of the town's then most famous buildings and the iconic Dresden townscape, which inspired Canaletto (1697-1768) to some of his most acclaimed works. - With the color woodcut offered here, Kirchner introduced his shift away from the earlier Art Nouveau style and the decorative use of the woodcut. - With their new ideas in print art, Kirchner and the "Brücke" artists revived a medium quite unpopular at the time.
LITERATURE: Gustav Schiefler, Die Graphik Ernst Ludwig Kirchners, vol. 1 (until 1916), Berlin-Charlottenburg 1926, no. H 5. Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube, E. L. Kirchner. Das graphische Werk, Munich 1967, no. H 64 I. Günther Gercken, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kritisches Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 1 (1904-1908), Bern 2013, no. 38 3 a (of b, illu.). - - Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 131, SHG no. 100 (with illu.). Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 287, SHG no. 649 (with illu.) Günther Gercken, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kritisches Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 1 (1904-1908, no. 1-272), Bern 2013, cat. no. 38 (with 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)
Walter Kirchner, Berlin (obtained from the artist, with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 1570a, dated March 1, 1947). Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032)
In good condition. Paper unobtrusively discolored in places. Outer sheet margin with isolated creasemarks and with isolated brownish spots. Lower sheet margin slightly irregular.
Lot Details
Woodcut and Woodcut in colors . Printed with watercolors. Inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. With the stamp of Walter Kirchner (Lugt 1570 a), the artist's brother, on the reverse, there dated "I.3.47" and with tehnd-written number "131" as well as with Walter Kirchner's signature. One of a total of seven known copies. On Japon. 19.9 x 24.9 cm. Sheet: 24,9 x 29,8 cm.
[CH/AM].
- Over the past 30 years, only one copy of this rare woodcut was offered on the international auction market (source: artprice). - Two of the seven known copies are museum-owned: Museum Folkwang, Essen, and Brücke-Museum, Berlin. - Art-historically relevant in terms of both the time of origin and the motif: in 1905, E. L. Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Fritz Bleyl founded the artist group "Brücke". - Laterally correct drawing of one of the town's then most famous buildings and the iconic Dresden townscape, which inspired Canaletto (1697-1768) to some of his most acclaimed works. - With the color woodcut offered here, Kirchner introduced his shift away from the earlier Art Nouveau style and the decorative use of the woodcut. - With their new ideas in print art, Kirchner and the "Brücke" artists revived a medium quite unpopular at the time.
LITERATURE: Gustav Schiefler, Die Graphik Ernst Ludwig Kirchners, vol. 1 (until 1916), Berlin-Charlottenburg 1926, no. H 5. Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube, E. L. Kirchner. Das graphische Werk, Munich 1967, no. H 64 I. Günther Gercken, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kritisches Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 1 (1904-1908), Bern 2013, no. 38 3 a (of b, illu.). - - Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 131, SHG no. 100 (with illu.). Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 287, SHG no. 649 (with illu.) Günther Gercken, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kritisches Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 1 (1904-1908, no. 1-272), Bern 2013, cat. no. 38 (with 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)
Walter Kirchner, Berlin (obtained from the artist, with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 1570a, dated March 1, 1947). Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032)
In good condition. Paper unobtrusively discolored in places. Outer sheet margin with isolated creasemarks and with isolated brownish spots. Lower sheet margin slightly irregular.

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