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Lovis Corinth
GERMAN
MATROSE (SAILOR)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 353,000 GBP
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PROPERTY RESTITUTED TO THE HEIRS OF JEAN AND IDA BAER

Lovis Corinth
GERMAN
MATROSE (SAILOR)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 353,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Lovis Corinth
1858 - 1925
GERMAN
MATROSE (SAILOR)
signed and dated LOUIS CORINTH / ANVERS 84 upper left; titled UN OTHELLO upper right
oil on canvas
73 by 58cm., 28¾ by 22¾in.
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We are grateful to Thomas Deecke for his assistance in cataloguing this work.

Provenance

R. Brackl, Munich
Fritz Dägling, Königsberg
Heinrich Thannhauser, Munich (1859-1935, founder of Moderne Galerie Thannhauser in 1909 and proponent of avant-garde art, notably Kandinsky, Klee and Franz Marc) 
Jean Baer, Berlin
Wolfgang Gurlitt, Munich (1888-1965, gallerist, art dealer and collector)
Neue Galerie / Lentos Museum, Linz (purchased from the above in 1953)
Restituted to the heirs of Jean and Ida Baer in 2015

Exhibited

Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 1923, no. 58
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Lovis Corinth Gedächtnis-Ausstellung, 1926, no. 8
Wolfsburg, Stadthalle; Basel, Kunsthalle; Munich, Staatliche Graphische Galerie; Lovis Corinth: Gedächtnis-Ausstellung, 1958, no. 5, illustrated in the catalogue
Linz, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Lovis Corinth. Ölgemälde und Graphik, 1960
Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein, Liebermann-Corinth-Slevogt, 1960
Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein, Lovis Corinth. Das Portrait, 1967, no. 3
Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Lovis Corinth, 1858-1925, 1975, no. 3
Paris, Musée du Petit Palais, Symboles et Réalités: La Peinture allemande 1848-1905, 1985, illustrated in the catalogue
Vienna, Kunstforum; Hannover, Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum; Lovis Corinth, 1992-93, no. 1, illustrated in the catalogue
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Lovis Corinth, 1996
Munich, Haus der Kunst; Berlin, Nationalgalerie; Saint Louis, Art Museum; London, Tate Gallery, Lovis Corinth, 1996-97, no. 3, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Georg Biermann, 'Lovis Corinth', in Velhagen und Klasings Monatshefte, November 1912, pp. 345-356, no. 4
Alfred Kuhn, 'Lovis Corinth zum 65. Geburtstag', in Kunst-Chronik und Kunstmarkt, 1923, pp. 717-724, no. 102
Alfred Rohde, Lovis Corinth, Königsberg, 1942
Charlotte Berend-Corinth, Lovis Corinth: Die Gemälde, 1958, no. 19, catalogued
Lovis Corinth. 1858-1924, (exh. cat.), Essen & Munich, 1985, p. 40, illustrated
Mechthild Frick, Lovis Corinth. In sechzehn farbigen Tafeln und dreiundvierzig einfarbigen Abbildungen, Berlin, 1989, fig. 1, illustrated
Horst Uhr, Lovis Corinth, Berkeley, Los Angeles & Oxford, 1990, fig. 2, illustrated
Charlotte Berend-Corinth & Béatrice Hernad, Lovis Corinth: Die Gemälde, Munich, 1992, p. 57, no. 19, catalogued; p. 297, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Painted in Antwerp in 1884, Othello is the most important work Corinth painted in the Flemish capital during the summer he spent there. Though named after Shakespeare's Moor of Venice, the model was a stevedore or sailor on shore leave he encountered in Antwerp. Corinth captures the essence of the man in an entirely Frans Halsian spirit.

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