ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER | LEOPARDENDRESSUR (DRESSAGE OF THE LEOPARDS)
2,000 - 4,000 GBP
ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER
1880 - 1938
LEOPARDENDRESSUR (DRESSAGE OF THE LEOPARDS)
inscribed extensively on the verso
pen and ink on paper
Unframed: 15.5 by 17cm., 6⅛ by 6¾in.
Executed circa 1920.
This work is sold unframed
This work is listed in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner archives, Wichtrach/Bern.
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Executed on cream wove paper and not laid down, the sheet is secured to the mount in plastic housing at each corner. There are artist's pinholes in the upper corners. There is a horizontal crease that runs across the sheet. There is some paper skinning, predominantly to the left side of the sheet. There is a faint vertical crease running form the centre of the upper edge to the centre of the sheet. There is some time staining and some further staining in places, possibly studio. There are the remnants of two adhesive strips to the verso of the sheet at the upper edge. The work is in fair overall condition.
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Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 24th June 1999, lot 567
Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owners