KARL SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF | MÄDCHEN MIT BLAUEM SCHAL (GIRL WITH BLUE SCARF)
Magic Realism and Beyond: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1884 - 1976
MÄDCHEN MIT BLAUEM SCHAL (GIRL WITH BLUE SCARF)
signed S. Rottluff and dated 1909 (upper right); titled on the verso
watercolour, gouache and brush and ink on paper
66.5 by 48.2cm., 26⅛ by 19⅛in.
Framed: 98 by 80cm., 38½ by 31½in.
Executed in 1909.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and hinged to the mount with two adhesive tabs at the upper edge. The upper, right and lower edges are unevenly cut. There are artist's pinholes at each corner. The corners are slightly rounded. There are some creases at the lower and left edges, only visible upon close inspection. There is a repaired tear in the upper right corner. There are some small nicks to the extreme edges. The sheet is slightly time-stained. There are some tiny spots of foxing. There are some tiny fly spots. There are some fine lines of craquelure in some of the thicker areas of pigment, only visible upon extremely close inspection. There are one or two tiny spots of accretion. This work is in overall good condition.
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Private Collection, New York
Sale: Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co., Munich, 4th June 2008, lot 140
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Gerhard Wietek, Schmidt-Rottluff, Oldenburger Jahre 1907-1912, Mainz, 1995, no. 72, illustrated p. 330 (as Frau mit Erntehut)
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Aquarelle, Farbstift- und Tuschpinselblätter, 1969, no. 3, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Brustbild einer Frau mit Hut und Schleier)