Lot 432
  • 432

Emil Nolde

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Emil Nolde
  • Schildkr√∂te (Turtle)
  • signed Nolde  (lower right)
  • watercolour on paper
  • 35.6 by 47cm., 14 by 18 1/2 in.

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 23rd April 1979, lot 632
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (purchased at the above sale; sale: Christie's, London, Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Collection, 9th April 2002, lot 155)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Munich, Galerie Thomas, Emil Nolde, 2012, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Literature

Emil Nolde, Reisen - Ächtung - Befreiung 1919-1946, Cologne, 1994, illustrated p. 175

Condition

Executed on Japan paper, not laid down, t-hinged to the mount at the upper two corners. The upper and right edges are deckled. The sheet is slightly time-stained and there are spots of foxing in places. There is a brown stain with associated paper loss to the upper left corner, visible in the catalogue illustration. There are a few flattened creases to the left edge and upper right corner, related to the hinging process. There is a horizontal crease running along the upper edge. Otherwise this work is in overall good condition.
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