HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest
HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest
HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest
HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest
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Property from an Important European Private Collection

HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property from an Important European Private Collection

HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Sold:25,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important European Private Collection

HANS THOMA

German

1839 - 1924

The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest


signed with monogram and dated 1870 lower right

oil on canvas

50 by 46cm., 19½ by 18in.

Condition Report

The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher.

There is a very fine pattern of hairline craquelure, only visible upon close inspection, in the sky and in the lake. Inspection under ultra-violet reveals some scattered spots of cosmetic retouching in the sky, notably along the framing edges, and some other minor, isolate spots in the hills and roof tops. Otherwise, this work presents very well and is overall in good condition.


Presented in a simple gilt frame.


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.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Felix Herrmann, Berlin (by 1909)

Paul Rauers, Munich (by 1919 and until at least 1922)

Dr Max Emden, Hamburg (1874-1940. The son of a wealthy merchant, Max Emden was a renowned textile trader who expanded his company within a successful franchising model supplying stores all over Germany. Despite his status as a converted Jew and a protestant Swiss citizen, Max Emden was subject to racial persecution and was the target of Nazi compulsory confiscation of his assets which led him to insolvency and to the forced sale of part of his art collection. His son and sole heir, Hans Erich Emden, was stripped of German citizenship in May of 1940 and forced to flee to South America.)

Fritz and Peter Nathan, Zurich; thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Gemälde von Hans Thoma aus deutschem Privatbesitz, 1922, no. 32

Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Hans Thoma. Gedächtnisausstellung zum 50. Todestag, 1974, no. 17

Tübingen, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Die Kunst des Handelns: Meisterwerke des 14. bis 20. Jahrhunderts bei Fritz und Peter Nathan, 2005-06, no. 67, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Hans Thoma, Im Herbste des Lebens. Gesammelte Erinnerungsblätter, Munich, 1909, p. 41, cited

Henry Thode, ed., 'Thoma: Des Meisters Gemälde', Klassiker der Kunst, vol. XV, Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1909, p. 29, catalogued & illustrated (as Säckingen)

Hans Thoma, Im Winter des Lebens, Jena, 1919, p. 52

Ludwig Justi, ed., Hans Thoma: hundert Gemälde aus deutschem Privatbesitz, Berlin, 1922, no. 19, catalogued & illustrated (as Säckingen)

Christina von Helmolt, Hans Thoma: Spiegelbilder, Stuttgart, 1989, p. 159, illustrated

Catalogue Note

This lot is offered pursuant to a settlement agreement between the present owner and the heirs of Dr Max Emden.

HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest
Property from an Important European Private Collection
HANS THOMA | The Rhine at Säckingen in the Black Forest
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