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Summer Auctions 2020

From Dürer to Balkenhol – Selected Works

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Karl Hofer

Karlsruhe 1878 – 1955 Berlin

"Die Magd". 1922

Oil on canvas. 82 × 65 cm. (32 ¼ × 25 ⅝ in.) Monogrammed lower left: CH. Catalogue raisonné: Wohlert 483. Craquelure.  [3425]

ProvenanceGalerie Lothar Hempe, Weimar / Private Collection, Hesse (acquired by Hempe presumably [after] 1948, thence by descent to the present owner)

EUR 180.000 – 240.000
USD 194,000 – 258,000

„Die Magd“

Auction 319Thursday, 9 July 2020
06:00 PM

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Frame: Spain, 18th Century (loan Rahmen Dengg)

ExhibitionExhibition Carl Hofer, Ernesto de Fiori. Düsseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, 1927, cat. no. 9 / catalogue from the 55th Exhibition: Karl Hofer. Berlin, Berlin Secession, 1928, cat. no. 22

Literature and IllustrationWerner Heldt, Carl Hofer, Max Kaus [and a.]. Berlin, Galerie Bremer, 1947, ill. (not exhibited) / Meisterwerke moderner Kunst. Malerei, Plastik, Grafik. Weimar, Galerie Lothar Hempe, 1948, unpaginated, unnumbered, with ill.

* Typical example of Hofer's quiet, melancholic nudes
* Colouristically appealing painting
* Harmonious mixture of abstract and figurative elements

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