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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Liegender weiblicher Akt auf Sofa (Nude Lying on a Sofa)

Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Liegender weiblicher Akt auf Sofa (Nude Lying on a Sofa)

Liegender weiblicher Akt auf Sofa (Nude Lying on a Sofa)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

1880 - 1938

Liegender weiblicher Akt auf Sofa (Nude Lying on a Sofa)

inscribed with the Archive Number KLM 9 15430 on the reverse

pen and ink and wash on paper

44 by 34 cm., 17¼ by 13¼ in.

Framed: 76 by 65.5 cm., 30 by 25¾ in.

Executed circa 1906-07.

This work is listed in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archives, Wichtrach/Bern.


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This work is in good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is hinged to the mount on the upper left and right corners. The sheet is slightly discoloured. The left and upper edges of the sheet are unevenly cut. There are five minor paper losses in places along the left edge, possibly due to previous attachment with pins in the studio. Further close inspection reveals linear creasing along all edges, possibly due to previous framing. There are further areas of creasing, predominantly towards the lower right edge (approx. 2cm in length), upper right corner (approx. 3cm in length) and center right towards the lower edge (approx. 5cm in length). There is a repaired area of paper loss on the extreme upper center edge (approx. 2cm). There is scattered foxing throughout. There are two green and one white pigment residue, possibly due to handling in the studio.

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Collection Gervais, Zurich/Lyon (sale: Kornfeld, Bern, 20th June 1986, lot 1)

Sale: Lempertz, Cologne, 4th June 1998, lot 843

Garton & Co, United Kingdom

Acquired from the above by the present owner

New York, Worldhouse Gallery, Expressionism, 1957, no. 42

New York, Leonhard Hutton Gallery, German Expressionists, 1972. no. 36

Wiltshire, Garton & Co Print Dealers & Publishers, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 2002, no. 1

Munich, Galerie Thomas, Deutscher Expressionismus, 2010, illustrated in the catalogue p. 63