PAUL KLEINSCHMIDT | BARDAME (BARMAID)
60,000 - 80,000 USD
(1883 - 1949)
Signed P. Kl. and dated 6. Januar 32 (center right); titled and dated on the stretcher 1932 (on the stretcher)
Oil on canvas
53⅛ by 43¼ in. (135 by 110 cm)
Framed: 62½ by 52⅝ in. (158.7 by 133.8 cm)
Painted on January 6, 1932.
The canvas is lined. There is a small area of retouching to the extreme upper edge at the top of the third bottle from the left. There are two pinhead-sized spots of retouching at the figure's left ear and chest, a few tiny spots of retouching in the figure's dress near her left hand, a small area of retouching towards the lower left corner and two very small areas of retouching in the second rack to the right. There are two further small spots of fluorescence, probably retouching to the upper edge, at the top of the pastry rack. All retouching is visible under the UV light. There is some light craquelure in areas. There are a couple pinhead-sized paint losses including in the figure's right eye and in the right side of her face, as well as a couple flecks of paint loss along the upper left edge of the canvas. The work is in overall good condition.
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Maria Salzmann-Kleinschmidt, Ulm (the artist's daughter)
Hanna Becker vom Rath, Frankfurt
Private Collection, Basel (acquired in 1949)
Galerie Herbert Leidel, Munich
Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in 1996 and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 23, 2010, lot 167)
Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Barbara Lipps-Kant, Paul Kleinschmidt, vol. II, Tubingen, 1974, no. 180
Cologne, Kunstverein, Hoerle und Seiwert : Moderne Malerei in Köln zwischen 1917 und 1933,
1952, no. 35
Ulm, Ulmer Museum, Paul Kleinschmidt, 1978, n.n.
Kiel, Gemäldegalerie Kiel, Schloss Rantzaubau; Berlin, Berlinische Galerie; Stuttgart, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart & Regensburg, Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Paul Kleinschmidt 1883-1949, Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik, 1983-84, no. 48