Lot 355
  • 355

Emil Nolde

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Emil Nolde
  • Das Paar (The couple)
  • signed Nolde (lower right)
  • brush and ink on paper
  • 27 by 31.5cm., 10⅝ by 12¼in.

Provenance

Theckla Hess, Erfurt
Hans Hess, Erfurt & Leicester (by descent from the above in the 1950s)
Private Collection (a gift from the above; sale: Sotheby's, Munich, 8th June 1988, lot 71)
Private Collection, Germany (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, London, 8th December 1997, lot 117)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Condition

Executed on a granulated fibrous light ochre paper, not laid down, and fixed to the mount at the upper corners, floating in the mount. The sheet is time stained. The left lower and right edges are slightly unevenly cut. The upper edge is slightly undulated as the resort of the application of supporting backing tape on the reverse. There are two thin creases along the lower left corner and a few scattered spots of white stains to the sheet. Otherwise this work is in overall good condition.
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