Lot 312: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Untitled (Stehende Frau und nähendes Mädchen), Circa 1920
December 2, 2016
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Unsigned. Black estate stamp "Nr. 33 [the number in black ink] aus dem Nachlass von Fräulein Lise Gujer, Davos-Sertig 13.3.1967" verso lower right. Titled and dated "Stehende Frau und nähendes Mädchen Um 1920" by Florian Karsch in pencil lower centre.We would like to thank Gerd Presler, Weingarten, for confirmatory and complementary informationAccording to Gerd Presler, the present work is a sketchbook sheet dating from Kirchner's early years in Davos. The artist probably depicted a scene from the social life of the Swiss resort with get-togethers in large hotels and sanatoriums for 'Tango Tea', for chess matches or for musical events.
Condition Report: The paper slightly browned and minor traces of age, folds to lower corners.
Notes: VAT: Margin scheme
Provenance: Estate Lise Gujer, Davos (stamp verso); Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin; Private possession, Rhineland
Dimensions: 20.7 x 15.9 cm
Artist or Maker: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Medium: Pencil drawing on smooth, thin paper with rounded corners on the right side Framed under glass
Date: Circa, 1920