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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Sitzender Halbakt im Atelier (Dodo), 1910
Pencil drawing
Current bid:
€ 7,000
Estimate:
€ 7,000
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Lot description
Sitzender Halbakt im Atelier (Dodo). Um 1910.
Pencil drawing.
With the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and the handwritten registration number “B Dre / Bi 124” on the reverse. On smooth wove paper. 42.3 x 33.3 cm (16.6 x 13.1 in), size of sheet. [CH].


• Intimate drawing from the sought-after “Brücke” period.
• The female nude in the studio was one of E. L. Kirchner's and the “Brücke” artists' main motifs in these years.
• Kirchner's lover and later girlfriend Doris “Dodo” Große probably sat for the drawing.
• The famous painting “Weiblicher Halbakt mit Hut" (Museum Ludwig, Cologne), which also shows Dodo as a semi-nude, was created at the same time
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This work is documented in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: 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).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 155, SHG no. 149 (illu., p. 154).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 318, SHG no. 716 (illu.).

Nude depiction made in the Dresden studio, in an overall good condition. Isolated crimped spots. Isolated small creases in the margins, somewhat more pronounced in the lower left and upper right areas of the sheet. Professionally closed tears in the corners and the left and right margins, paper with different degrees of ageing and slight brownish discoloration. The upper edge of the image with small paper losses and a small, bluish discoloration on the right. Upper left with subtle unobtrusive discoloration in the form of a rectangle and with a subtle discoloration running horizontally.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Sitzender Halbakt im Atelier (Dodo), 1910
Pencil drawing
Starting bid:
€ 7,000
Estimate
€ 7,000
End: 06-15-24 15:08:00 Berlin
06-15-24 09:08:00 New York
06-15-24 06:08:00 Los Angeles (26 days, 06h:41m)

Please enter your maximum bid, it will only be used to the extent necessary to beat the next best bid.
Bid plus 32 % buyer's premium (differential taxation without separate VAT statement, sales tax certificate upon request).
Self pick-up: free of charge,
insured shipping:
within Germany 85,56 €,
within the EU countries 154,49 €,
outside the EU countries on request.


After entering your maximum bid you will be able to check your entry and you will be provided with further information. Only after a further confirmation your bid will be binding.