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Property from a Private German Collection



Property from a Private German Collection


1884 - 1966


signed L.Meidner and dated 1913 (lower left)

brush and pen and ink and pencil with white heightening

53.5 by 48cm., 21 by 19in.

Framed: 70 by 63cm., 27½ by 24¾in.

Executed in 1913. 

We are grateful to Erik Riedel, Ludwig Meidner-Archive, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, for his kind assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and hinged to the overmount with adhesive tabs at the upper edge. The lower and upper edges of the sheet are unevenly cut. There are artist's pinholes in the upper right corner. There are small nicks and creases in a number of places around the extreme edges. The lower right corner is creased. There are small spots of foxing in places, almost exclusively at the extreme edges. There is some time staining to the sheet, most visible in line with the current mount. There are some incredibly fine lines of craquelure in the thicker areas of pigment, with some tiny associated flecks of loss. There is some light surface dirt. The work is in overall good condition.

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Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the artist in 1963)

Thence by descent to the present owner

Thomas Grochowiak, Ludwig Meidner, Recklinghausen, 1966, illustrated p. 147

Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Meisterzeichnungen von Ludwig Meidner, 1984

Hofheim, Stadtmuseum Hofheim am Taunus; Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Ludwig Meidner, Kneipe und Café, 1994-1995, no. 7, illustrated p. 55 (titled Nacht-Café)