Lot 347
  • 347

AUGUST MACKE | Studienblatt II (Study Sheet II)

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

  • August Macke
  • Studienblatt II (Study Sheet II)
  • dated 1912 (lower right)
  • watercolour on tracing paper
  • 27 by 32cm., 10 5/8 by 12 1/2 in.
  • Executed in 1912.

Provenance

Galerie Abels, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner before 1957

Literature

Macke, Aquarell-Ausstellung (exhibition catalogue), St├Ądtisches Kunsthaus, Bielefeld, 1957, no. 213
Ursula Heiderich, August Macke Aquarelle, Stuttgart, 1997, no. 187, illustrated p. 247

Condition

Executed on tracing paper, not laid down and hinged to the overmount on the verso of the upper corners. There are remnants of old framer's tabs to the verso. The sheet is time stained and there are a few scattered specks of foxing in the background. There are flattened creases throughout, notably running horizontally in the lower part of the composition and diagonally across the upper right corner. There is a repaired tear approximately 4cm. at the centre of the right edge and another smaller tear running vertically from the right of the upper edge (not visible when framed). There is a paper loss to the tip of the upper left corner which is only visible from the verso. This work is in overall good condition and the pigments are bright and fresh.
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