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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Akte auf einem Teppich (G. 448; D. 159)

Property from a Distinguished European Collection

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Akte auf einem Teppich (G. 448; D. 159)

Akte auf einem Teppich (G. 448; D. 159)

Property from a Distinguished European Collection

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

1880 - 1938

Akte auf einem Teppich (G. 448; D. 159)


The very rare woodcut, 1910, a strong impression showing the grain of the wood, the second state (of three), one of three known impressions cited by Gercken and the only known on this paper, the lower margin trimmed through the signature and inscription, on smooth canary yellow wove paper, unframed

image: 225 by 323mm 8¾ by 12¾ in

sheet: 234 by 343mm 9⅛ by 13½ in

With narrow margins, in good condition apart from two diagonal, flattened creases towards the upper and lower sheet edges, an inconsistency in the paper tone at the upper sheet edge verso (associated with previous adhesive) faintly visible recto, very pale light-staining, two very small spots of blue ink showing through recto from the ink stamp verso, two small fox marks in the image at right, unframed.


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Ex coll. 'Unverkäuflich E. L. Kirchner' stamp verso (indicating this impression was kept for the artist's personal collection); Ernst Ludwig Kirchner with his estate stamp verso (L1570b), inscribed in ink H 174 I; with R. N. Ketterer, 1963; Ernesto Blohm, Caracas
Lugano, R. N. Ketterer, E. L. Kirchner, 1963, illustrated in the catalogue page 88

Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Richard Kaselowsky-Haus, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner aus Privatbesitz, 1969, no. 131

We are grateful to Professor Dr. Günther Gercken for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.