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Lot 353: Hans Purrmann, Sitzender Akt, 1919
December 2, 2016
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Signed 'H. Purrmann.' in black lower right.While most of Purrmann's depictions of nudes from these years are obviously set within interiors, the charm of the present image derives from the fact that the undressed female nude here is depicted before or after bathing in the open air, surrounded by the green of the depicted vegetation, with the blue of the lake and a white sailing boat along the horizon. According to Robert Purrmann's notations in his archive, this work was created not at Lake Constance but in Berlin (see Lenz/Billeter 1919/11).
Condition Report: Good original condition. Mounted to card support on the verso.
Notes: Droit de suite according to conditions of sale
Provenance: Weinmüller Munich 1970, auction 128, no. 685 (acquired there); Private collection, Palatinate; 1977 gift from the parents to the former owner, family possession since
Dimensions: 21.3 x 15 cm
Artist or Maker: Hans Purrmann
Medium: Oil on thin panel Framed under glass