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Richard Müller
AUSTRIAN
RITTER UND MÄDCHEN (THE KNIGHT AND THE GIRL)
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Richard Müller
AUSTRIAN
RITTER UND MÄDCHEN (THE KNIGHT AND THE GIRL)
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Erotic: Passion & Desire

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Richard Müller
1874 - 1930
AUSTRIAN
RITTER UND MÄDCHEN (THE KNIGHT AND THE GIRL)

Provenance

Estate of the Artist (stamp on the reverse)
Private collection, Munich

Exhibited

Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste, Die Schöne und das Biest, Richard Müller & Mel Ramos & Wolfgang Joop, 2013-14, illustrated in the catalogue (incorrectly catalogued as oil on canvas)

Literature

Corinna Wodarz, Symbol und Eros: die Bildwelten Richard Mü̈llers (1874-1954): mit dem Katalog des Gesamtwerks, Göttingen, 2002, fig. 201, (M1919/07)


Catalogue Note

Painted in 1919.
Having studied under Max Klinger, Richard Müller was appointed Professor at the Dresden Academy of Art at the age of 26 and became one of the leading figures of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement.
Set in a deserted landscape, the present work depicts the encounter between a full armoured knight and a girl holding a fig’s leaf, while a skeleton in the far left seems to be occupied digging his own grave. The scene is embedded with surreal elements, creating a feeling of an immersive and eerie space out of this world.

Erotic: Passion & Desire

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