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Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland

ALFRED KUBIN | DAS SCHLOSS VERLASSEN (LEAVING THE CASTLE)

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June 4, 01:36 PM GMT

Estimate

1,000 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

ALFRED KUBIN

1877 - 1959

DAS SCHLOSS VERLASSEN (LEAVING THE CASTLE)


signed Kubin (lower right)

pen and ink on paper

Unframed: 40.5 by 30.5cm., 15⅞ by 12in.

Executed circa 1929.

This work is sold unframed


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Peter Assmann.


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Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland

Thence by descent to the present owners

Rendered in pen and ink, this work is a preparatory sketch for the lithograph “Die Weiber von Weinsberg” (The Women of Weinsberg). When King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf and placed the Castle of Weinsberg in Bavaria under siege, the women of Weinsberg negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. However, rather than taking food or money, they outwitted Conrad and carried their husbands on their shoulders, saving their lives in the process, as shown in Kubin’s dramatic work.