Lot 110
  • 110

Oskar Kokoschka

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • Oskar Kokoschka
  • STEHENDER KNABENAKT (SAVOYARDENKNABE)(STANDING MALE NUDE (SAVOYARD BOY))
  • signed OK (lower left)
  • charcoal and watercolour on paper
  • 43.2 by 31.6cm., 17 by 12 1/2 in.

Provenance

Dr Herman Burg, Germany (a gift from the artist in 1912)
Private Collection, United Kingdom (by descent from the above)
By descent from the above to the present owner

Exhibited

London, Goethe Institute, Oskar Kokoschka: Memorial Exhibition of Drawings, Watercolours, Graphics from British Collections, 1981-82, no. 35, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Jünglingsakt, with incorrect medium, as dating from 1910)
Vienna, Belvedere, Oskar Kokoschka: Träumender Knabe - Enfant Terrible, 2008, no. 114, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Condition

Executed on buff-coloured wove paper, not laid down, taped to the overmount at various points along all four edges. There is a small area of tape residue to the reverse of the lower edge. Apart from some minor flattened creases to the sheet and a small spot of staining to the lower left edge, this work is in good condition.
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