Lot 299: Adolf Hölzel, Landschaft (Nebliger Morgen, Fabrik), Circa 1904
December 2, 2016
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Signed ' A. HOELZEL.' in blue grey lower left. - An old exhibition label from Kunsthandlung Ludwig Schaller, Stuttgart, with handwritten numeration verso on stretcher, with the title "Nebliger Morgen" and another paper label with the inscription "Die Fabrik".In the spring of 1904, Hölzel creates a few rare compositions that stylistically must have developed under the influence of neo-impressionist works. Charactersitic of the works are the light, translucent dots of paint on coarse, unprimed canvas and the considerable reduction of colour. Most of them are landscapes, whereby the present composition and its suggested industrial theme is also reminiscent of impressionism including everyday life and technology.
Notes: VAT: Margin scheme
Provenance: Directly acquired from Emmy Hoelzel from the artist's estate; Private possession, Stuttgart; Private possession, South Germany
Dimensions: 62.5 x 50.3 cm
Artist or Maker: Adolf Hölzel
Exhibited: Stuttgart no year (Kunsthandlung L. Schaller), no. 16921; Schwäbisch Gmünd 1999 (Museum für Natur & Stadtkultur im Prediger), Die Landschaft. Positionen einer Idylle, cat. no. 6, p. 10 with full-page colour illus. ("Nebliger Morgen (Fabrik)")
Literature: Wolfgang Venzmer, Adolf Hölzel, Leben und Werk. Stuttgart 1982, cf. pp. 70 f.
Medium: Oil on canvas Framed
Date: Circa, 1904