Lot 291: Ludwig von Hofmann, Herbstidyll, Circa 1918 - 1924/1925
December 2, 2016
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Monogrammed 'LvH' in red brush lower right.We would like to thank Renate Liebner-Harenberg, Wiesbaden, and Annette Wagner-Wilke, Karben, for complementary information.The present painting was presumably created as an early design for one of four overdoors for the Villa Kaufmann in Dresden. They document how Ludwig von Hofmann adhered to the arcadian subject and the unity of man and untouched nature also in the late work.The private commission from businessman Paul Wilhelm Kaufmann was Hofmann's last mural painting project and concludes his three decade-long occupation with decorative-monumental mural painting.
Condition Report: Minimal traces of age.
Notes: VAT: Margin scheme (+ import tax)
Provenance: Galerie Koller Zürich, Bilder 15.-20. Jh., auction 36/2, 12 November 1976, lot 5219; Private possession since, Switzerland
Dimensions: 33 x 66.5 cm
Artist or Maker: Ludwig von Hofmann
Medium: Oil on canvas Framed
Date: Circa, 1918 - 1924/1925