Lot 193
  • 193

Erich Heckel

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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Description

  • Erich Heckel
  • LESENDE FRAU (SIDDI HECKEL) (WOMAN READING (SIDDI HECKEL))
  • signed Erich Heckel and dated 16 (lower right)
  • pencil on paper
  • 43.5 by 34.8cm., 17 1/8 by 13 5/8 in.

Provenance

Dr Helmut Beck, Stuttgart
Acquired by the present owner in 2002

Exhibited

Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Neuere Kunst aus w├╝rttembergischem Privatbesitz: I. Klassische Moderne, 1973, no. 47, illustrated in the catalogue

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, attached to the mount at three points along the upper and lower edges, floating in the mount. There are artist's pinholes to all four corners and to the upper right and left edges. There is a 1cm. tear to the centre of the upper edge (visible in the catalogue illustration), a flattened crease running down the centre of the right edge and a faint flattened crease running horizontally across the upper centre of the sheet. Apart from a few minor nicks and tears to the periphery of the sheet, this work is in good condition.
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