Lot 340
  • 340

Erich Heckel

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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Description

  • Erich Heckel
  • Lesende (Reading woman)
  • signed Erich Heckel, titled and dated 21 (lower right)
  • watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper
  • 56 by 35.1cm., 22 by 13⅞in.

Provenance

Private Collection, Germany (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Caracas, Fundacion Eugenio Mendoza, Expresionismo en Alemania, 1959, no. 10, illustrated in the catalogue

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper. The left edge has been unevenly cut, and the top right and lower edges are deckled. Faint adhesive stains are visible around the edges of the verso, from a previous mounting. There is some very faint and minor staining and time staining throughout the sheet and there are faint signs of foxing scattered throughout. Otherwise, this work is in good condition.
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