HANNAH HÖCH | STILL LIFE
6,000 - 8,000 USD
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION
1889 - 1978
Signed with the initials H.H. (lower right); signed Hannah Matthies-Höch and inscribed Berl.Heiligensee (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
34½ by 26½ in. (87.6 by 67.3 cm)
Framed: 38¾ by 32¼ in. (98.4 by 81.9 cm)
Painted in Berlin circa 1938-44.
Dr. Ralf Burmeister of the Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Letung Künstler-Archive und Bibliothek has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The canvas is lined with a few pages of white paper on the verso and clear tape. Artist's pinholes at all four corners. Further pinhole at center left edge. There is a hole to the canvas about 1/2 inch in diameter to the upper right corner. The canvas is somewhat dirty throughout with some flecks of debris particularly in the vase. Undulation throughout. The impasto is rich and well preserved. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent. This work is in overall good condition.
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Private Collection, Poland (acquired circa 1970s)
Thence by descent