Lot 343
  • 343

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Description

  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
  • Strasse mit Schuppen und Bäumen (Street with sheds and trees)
  • signed S. Rottluff and dated 1918 (lower left); titled on the reverse
  • gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper
  • 42.5 by 33.6cm., 16¾ by 13¼in.
  • mount size (visible): 42 by 30.7cm., 16½ by 12⅛in.

Provenance

Sale: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 6th June 1994, lot 281
Private Collection, Hamburg (purchased at the above sale; sale: Lempertz, Cologne, 4th December 2002, lot 1046)
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 4th February 2004, lot 542
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, attached to the mount at the upper two corners and at the centre of the left and right edges.There is a very small repaired tear to the centre of the lower edge, a tiny repair to the upper part of the right edge and a minor crease to the lower right corner. There are tape remnants to the extreme edges of the verso. Otherwise, this work is in overall very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."