Lot 122
  • 122

Christian Rohlfs

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Christian Rohlfs
  • Männlicher Rückenakt (Male nude, back view)
  • signed C.R and dated 5 (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 72.6 by 49.8cm., 30 by 19⅝in.

Provenance

F. Bahlmann, Dortmund
Ludwig Roselius, Bremen 
Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf (acquired from the above in 1974)
Private Collection, Hamburg
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 7th June 1984, lot 62
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Cologne, Galerie Vömel Düsseldorf, Westdeutsche Kunstmesse, 1975, no. 17, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Paul Vogt, Christian Rohlfs: Œuvre-Katalog der Gemälde, Recklinghausen, 1978, no. 369, illustrated n.p.

Condition

Canvas is not lined and there appears to be no evidence of retouching visible under ultraviolet light. There is some paint loss visible towards the upper right corner and in places along the extreme left edge. There is some shrinkage to the thicker pink pigments, which appear to be stable. Overall this work is in good condition.
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