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Autumn Auctions 2019


Lovis Corinth

Tapiau/East Prussia 1858 – 1925 Zandvoort

“Selbstporträt am Walchensee“. 1922

Oil on panel. 42,3 × 57,2 cm. (16 ⅝ × 22 ½ in.) Signed and dated right of centre: Lovis Corinth 1922. On the reverse with the labels of the exhibitions London 1938, Northampton 1939 and San Francisco 1940 (see below) as well as a printed address label of the art dealer J. K. Thannhauser, New York. Catalogue raisonné: Berend-Corinth/Hernad 871.  [3547] Framed 

ProvenanceErich Goeritz, Chemnitz/Berlin/London / Irmgard Burchard, Zurich / Helcia Täubler, Berlin/New York / Eugene Täubler, USA / Private Collection, Israel / Private Collection, Switzerland / Private Collection, Northern Germany

EUR 400.000 – 600.000
USD 440,000 – 659,000

Sold for:
525,000 EUR (incl. premium)

„Selbstporträt am Walchensee“

Auction 313Thursday, 28 November 2019
06:00 PM

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ExhibitionCorinth-Ausstellung, 170 Bilder aus Privatbesitz. Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 1923, cat. no. 114 / Lovis Corinth, Ausstellung von Gemälden and Aquarellen zu seinem Gedächtnis. Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 1926, cat. no. 334 / Exhibition of Twentieth Century German Art. London, New Burlington Galleries, 8th Juli–27th August 1938, cat. no. 28 / Exhibition of 20th Century (Banned) German Art (traveling exhibition through the US with various titles). Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Institute; Saint Louis, The Saint Louis City Art Museum, cat. no. 5; Certain Phases of 20th Century German Art. Northampton (MA), Smith College, Museum of Art, cat. no. 5 / Kansas City (MI), The William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art-Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, cat. no. 5 (selling for £ 325); German “Degenerate“ Art. Buffalo (NY), The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy- Albright Art Gallery, cat. no. 5 / 20th Century German Art. Portland (OR), Portland Art Museum, cat. no. 4 / 20th Century German Painting. San Francisco, Museum of Art; Ohio, Dayton Art Institute, and Nebraska, Joslyn Memorial Museum, June 1939 until April 1940 / Lovis Corinth (1858–1925), Paintings, Prints, Drawings. New York, Galerie St. Etienne, 1947, p. 11 / Lovis Corinth am Walchensee. Späte Bilder. Berlin, Galerie Pels-Leusden, 2002, cat. no. 2, p. 16, ill. p. 17 / Ich, Lovis Corinth. Die Selbstbildnisse. Hamburg, Kunsthalle, 2004/05, cat. no. 44, ill. p. 105 / Lovis Corinth. Seelenlandschaften. Walchenseebilder und Selbstbildnisse. Kochel am See, Franz Marc Museum, 2009, p. 118 and p. 46, ill. 13

Literature and IllustrationLovis Corinth, Die Bilder vom Walchensee, Vision and Realität. Regensburg, Ostdeutsche Galerie, and Bremen, Kunsthalle, 1986, p. 87, cat. no. 44, ill. p. 152 (not exhibited) / Exhibition cat.: Stationen der Moderne. Die bedeutenden Kunstausstellungen des 20. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland. Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, 1988/89, ill. 10/22, p. 324 (not exhibited) / Exhibition cat.: London 1938. Defending “degenerate“ art. Mit Kandinsky, Liebermann and Nolde gegen Hitler. London, The Viennese Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, and Berlin, Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee, 2018/19, p. 250, no. 28 (not exhibited)

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