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PROPERTY FROM AN AUSTRIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Leo Putz
GERMAN
IM KAHN (THE ROWBOAT)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
65

PROPERTY FROM AN AUSTRIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Leo Putz
GERMAN
IM KAHN (THE ROWBOAT)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Leo Putz
1869 - 1940
GERMAN
IM KAHN (THE ROWBOAT)
signed Leo Putz lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
oil on canvas
76.5 by 91.5cm., 30¼ by 36in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Sigrid Putz.

Provenance

Acquired by the father of the present owner

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1912 the present work compares with another smaller version of the same subject on the lake of Hartmannsberg castle in the collection of the Stadtmuseum, Munich (see Helmut Putz, Leo Putz 1869-1940, Werkverzeichnis in zwei Bänden, Wolnzach, 1994no. 486, p. 664, illustrated). The pose of the model and the setting of the composition also relate to Die Ausfahrt of 1909 which shows a clothed model (Helmut Putz, no. 411, p. 655).

From 1909 until 1914, Putz spent the summer months at Hartmannsberg Castle in the Bavarian Chiemgau region. Some of his best impressionist work was produced during this period including the two series known as The Bathers and The Rowingboat, to which the present work belongs. Also known as the 'Hartmannsberger pictures', these paintings of female nudes in sunlit lake settings capture to optimum effect the light of plein-air-painting for which Putz became famous.

In 1866 at the age of sixteen, Putz moved to Munich to take his first drawing lessons under his stepbrother, Robert Poetzelberger before studying at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts under Gabriel von Hackl. He then studied fine art at the Académie Julian in Paris under Bouguereau and Benjamin-Constant.  Upon his return to Munich in 1897 he opened his first studio and became a member of the Munich Secession. From 1901, inspired by the work of Wilhelm Trübner, Putz started working in a more impressionistic style.  He was awarded a professorship at the Munich Academy in 1909, and his first monograph was published.

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