EMIL NOLDE | FRAUENKOPF (BLAUER GRUND) (HEAD OF A WOMAN (BLUE GROUND))
60,000 - 80,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
1867 - 1956
FRAUENKOPF (BLAUER GRUND) (HEAD OF A WOMAN (BLUE GROUND))
watercolor and pastel on paper
19 by 13⅞ in. 48.3 by 35.2 cm.
Executed in 1930-1935.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Professor Manfred Reuther.
This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling to the edges and throughout the sheet, including soft creases throughout the sheet. There is a slight undulation to sheet, inherent to the artist’s chosen medium and working method. Along the left and right edges there are scattered minor nicks and tears. There are artist’s pinholes in the corners and at the center of the lower edge. There is a horizontal crease running across the sheet through the figure’s neck. Along the lower edge, there is a tiny triangular loss to the sheet with an associated tear and a few associated nicks. The lower edge has been reinforced with a thin ½ inch wide strip of paper secured on the verso. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. The colors are bright and fresh. Framed under Plexiglas.
In response to your inquiry, 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.
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Estate of the artist
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1967
Jack Fischer, "The Anderson Collection," San Jose Mercury News, September 2000, p. 1E, illustrated
Richard Bammer, "Thoroughly Modern Milieu," The Reporter, October 2000, p. 1D, illustrated
Jack Fischer, "Paint the Town," San Jose Mercury News, October, 2000, p. 1F, illustrated
Miriam Silver, "Best of Shows," The Press Democrat, October 2000, pp. 15-16Q, illustrated
Jane Knoerle, "Going Public," The (Menlo Park, California) Almanac, October 2000, p. 13, illustrated
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Recent Acquisitions, 1967, 1967, cat. no. 37, illustrated
Stanford University Museum of Art, Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Anderson Collection: Auguste Rodin to Elizabeth Murray, November 1988 - February 1989, no. 5, p. 6, illustrated in color
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000 - January 2001, cat. no. 210, p. 309, illustrated in color