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Erich Heckel
In Wetzlar I, 1933
Watercolor
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Lot description
In Wetzlar I. 1933.
Watercolor over pencil.
Signed, dated and titled in the lower right. On laid paper. 46.5 x 60.5 cm (18.3 x 23.8 in), the full sheet. [CH].


• Heckel depicts the idyllic landscape at the “Old Lahn Bridge” in Wetzlar as seen from the river.
• Heckel increasingly traveled as of the 1920s, and showed a stronger preference for landscape subjects in which he sought to combine topographical accuracy with the atmospheric elements.
• Successful period of creation: In 1931, the Chemnitz Kunstverein organized a first retrospective with 100 paintings from the years 1906 to 1930 and a first monograph was published (Ludwig Thormaehlen, in the “Junge Kunst” series).
• By 1934, Heckel showed his works in several solo exhibitions before his works became increasingly subject of Nazi criticism and were presented in the propaganda exhibition “Degenerate Art” in Munich in 1937
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The work is registered in the Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance. We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1983, 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).
Landschaften der Brücke Maler. “Die Natur ist so schön ..”, Moritzburg Foundation, Art Museum of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), May 15 - September 4, 2011.
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. 328, SHG no. 514 (illu.on p. 329).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 240, SHG no. 538 (illu. on p. 241).

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Erich Heckel
In Wetzlar I, 1933
Watercolor
Starting bid:
€ 6,000
Estimate
€ 6,000
End: 06-15-24 15:20:00 Berlin
06-15-24 09:20:00 New York
06-15-24 06:20:00 Los Angeles (26 days, 07h:15m)

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) and droit de suite charge without VAT.
Self pick-up: free of charge,
insured shipping:
within Germany 75,10 €,
within the EU countries 137,13 €,
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.