Auctions Spring 2019


Hermann Max Pechstein

Zwickau 1881 – 1955 Berlin

Sängerin auf der Bühne. 1910

Coloured chalk over brush in black on light cardboard (postcard). 14 × 8,9 cm. (5 ½ × 3 ½ in.) On the reverse a message from Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller, Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to Maschka Mueller. There, too, the stamp of the National-Galerie, Berlin (Lugt 1969a).  [3395]

ProvenanceMaschka Mueller, Berlin / National-Galerie, Berlin (presumably acquired 1931 at Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Berlin as part of a selection of 63 „Brücke“-postcards and 1937 confiscated as degenerate in 1937) / Sofie and Emanuel Fohn, Rome (1939) / Heinrich Robert „Harry“ Fischer, Vienna/London / Private Collection, Austria

EUR 20.000 – 25.000
USD 22,500 – 28,100

Sold for:
25,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Sängerin auf der Bühne

Auction 306Thursday, 30 May 2019
06:00 PM

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We would like to thank Andreas Hüneke, Potsdam, and Sven Haase, Zentralarchiv of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, for kindly providing additional information regarding the provenance.

Wording of the text: „Nun die Dritte im Bunde[.] Mit bestem Gruss M. Pechstein Otto Auf baldiges Wiedersehen Ihr EH. Frdl. Gruss ELKirchner“

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