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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Zwei Frauen und zwei Offiziere im Café, 1915
Brush and India ink
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Lot description
Zwei Frauen und zwei Offiziere im Café. 1915.
Brush and India ink.
On yellow paper. 29.8 x 16.8 cm (11.7 x 6.6 in), size of sheet. [AM/CH].

• Dense pen and ink drawing in E. L. Kirchner's inimitable style.
• Of outstanding graphic expressiveness.
• In the artist's characteristic, nervous style.
• Originally owned by the textile artist Lise Gujer (1893-1967). Kirchner met her after he moved to Davos, he remained close friends with her until the end of his life.
• From 1923, Gujer produced her first works based on E. L. Kirchner's designs on an old handloom from Graubünden
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We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd Presler for his expert advice and his support in cataloging this work.

PROVENANCE: Lise Gujer Collection (1893-1967), Davos-Sertig.
Galerie Kornfeld, Bern (acquired from the above in 1956, with the storage number on the reverse).
Art dealer Otto Wilhelm Gauss, Munich (acquired from the above in 1956).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Documents: Fotos, Schriften, Briefe, Museum der Stadt Aschaffenburg, April 19-May 26, 1980; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, June 13-August 3, 1980; Museum Folkwang, Essen, August 17-October 5, 1980; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, October 25, 1980-January 4, 1981, p. 382, cat. no. 68.
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. 264, SHG no. 383 (illu. on p. 265).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 342, SHG no. 768 (illu.).

Als dieses schmale, wegen seines Hochformats und des gelben Papiers auffällige Blatt 1956 (erstmals?) im schweizerischen Kunsthandel auftauchte, trug es den Titel "Vier Frauen in Interieur“. Hermann Gerlinger meinte, in den Personen "Offiziere im Café“ zu erkennen. Genauere Recherchen bestätigen dies und zeigen, dass 1. der Offizier rechts knieabwärts dunkle Schaftstiefel trägt. Dazu eine Hose, die oberhalb des Knies – typisch für eine Offiziersreithose – eine ausgestellte Form ("Ballon“) besitzt. Zudem trägt er Schulterstücke. 2. Der Offizier hinten links vor der Täfelung trägt eine tailliert geschnittene Oberbekleidung und ebenfalls "Epauletten“, deutlich hervortretende Schulterstücke. 3. Die beiden vorderen Figuren – zwei jüngere Damen – begleiten die Offiziere. Diese Szene lässt sich in den Titel fassen: "Zwei Frauen und zwei Offiziere im Café“.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd Presler

In good condition consistent with its age. A few slight creases and very isolated tiny nicks in the margins. In the center of the sheet with a horinzontal crease. The margins slightly irregular, the sheet tapering towards the bottom. The sheet laid on brown paper.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Zwei Frauen und zwei Offiziere im Café, 1915
Brush and India ink
Starting bid:
€ 6,000
Estimate
€ 6,000
End: 06-15-24 15:26:00 Berlin
06-15-24 09:26:00 New York
06-15-24 06:26:00 Los Angeles (26 days, 07h:38m)

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 59,76 €,
within the EU countries 101,70 €,
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.