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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Max Liebermann
GERMAN
ZWEI REITER AM STRAND NACH LINKS (TWO RIDERS ON A BEACH)
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Max Liebermann
GERMAN
ZWEI REITER AM STRAND NACH LINKS (TWO RIDERS ON A BEACH)
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings including German, Austrian & Central European Paintings, The Orientalist Sale, Spanish Painting and The Scandinavian Sale

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Max Liebermann
1847 - 1935
GERMAN
ZWEI REITER AM STRAND NACH LINKS (TWO RIDERS ON A BEACH)
signed M Liebermann lower right
oil on canvas
71 by 91cm., 28 by 36in.
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To be included in the supplement to the Liebermann catalogue raisonné being prepared by Matthias Eberle as no. 1901/14a.

Provenance

Purchased in the 1920s by the grandfather of the present owner; thence by descent

Exhibited

New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Max Liebermann, 1944, no. 11 (as Horseback Riders - Reiter am Strande)

Catalogue Note

Zwei Reiter am Strand was probably executed in Liebermann's studio in Berlin, following several studies made during the autumn and winter of 1901 on the Dutch coast at Scheveningen. The riders are in casual riding attire, crossing the beach of the seaside resort; the horse in the foreground trots placidly on the sand while the other prances skittishly, avoiding the waves.

The present work relates closely to another painting of the same title and year shown at the Berlin Secession exhibiton (Matthias Eberle, Max Liebermann. Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde und Ölstudien 1865-1899, Munich, 1995, no. 1901/14).

The description of the scene by an anonymous critic applies to both works: '... They are two riders from the Circus Schumann, which is open all summer in Scheveningen. The horses are trained every morning on the beach, as the soft sand makes a great riding runway – It is thus a mundane activity which has been upgraded by the artist's hand. The whole picture is full of life and dynamism: the morning light surrounding the horses, the white-tipped waves, the cool breeze that plays with the horses' manes' ('Zu unseren Bildern', Berliner Architekturwelt, 1902, issue 9, p. 330).

19th Century European Paintings including German, Austrian & Central European Paintings, The Orientalist Sale, Spanish Painting and The Scandinavian Sale

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