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Emil Nolde
1867 - 1956
ZWEI MÄNNER (TWO MEN)
signed Nolde (towards lower left)
watercolour and pen and ink on paper
17 by 14.5cm., 6 5/8 by 5 3/4 in.
Executed between 1938 - 1945.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Prof. Dr Manfred Reuther.

Provenance

Private Collection, Germany
A gift from the above to the present owner circa 2012

Catalogue Note

Executed between 1938 and 1945, Emil Nolde’s Two Men is a wonderful example of the artist’s so called ungemalte Bilder (unpainted images), which he created in secrecy in the seclusion of Seebüll, during his working ban which had been imposed by the Nazis. The name unpainted images refers both to the fact that these works were created despite the artist's working ban as well as to the fact that the artist intended to execute the works on a large scale once possible. Works from this group are known for their striking intensity in colour and their small scale, which made them easy to hide.

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