Lot 306: Anton Kerschbaumer, Straßenecke IV (Ostende), 1917/1918
December 2, 2016
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Unsigned. Signed and titled as well as with dimensions 'Kerschbaumer, Strassenecke IV. 73 : 60' in black on a label verso on central stretcher bar .With a confirmation by Konstanze Wetzel-Kerschbaumer, Munich, dated 19 July 2016Anton Kerschbaumer was stationed in Flanders, primarily in Ostend, as a paramedic during World War I. He painted four versions of the depicted street scene, the first two of which are missing.
Condition Report: Minor surface soiling. Stretcher frame bars slightly pushing through to recto.
Notes: VAT: Margin scheme
Provenance: Private possession, Rhineland
Dimensions: 60.5 x 73.2 cm
Artist or Maker: Anton Kerschbaumer
Exhibited: Berlin 1919/1920 (Galerie Paul Cassirer), Anton Kerschbaumer, no. 27; Hanover 1920 (Kestner-Gesellschaft), Anton Kerschbaumer, no. 8; Berlin 1933 (Galerie Nierendorf), Gedächtnisausstellung Anton Kerschbaumer, no. 5 ("Straßenecke im Januar, Ostende 1918")
Literature: Paul Westheim, Anton Kerschbaumer, in: Das Kunstblatt, III year., issue 9, 1919, p. 269 with illus. (there erroneously titled "Strassenecke III" and with divergent dimensions "100 : 80")
Medium: Oil on canvas Framed