1889 - 1955
signed Baumeister and dated 5.52 (lower right); signed Baumeister, dated 1952, titled Metamorphose, inscribed and dedicated Cuno Fischer herzlichst Baumeister
oil, synthetic resin and tempera on masonite
48 by 65 cm., 18¾ by 25½ in.
Executed in 1952.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in good condition. Executed on masonite. There are abrasions to the board along all edges. The board is affixed to the frame along all four edges. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals scattered spots of retouching throughout the white pigment, most notably along the extreme edges.
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Cuno Fischer, Stuttgart
Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart
Manfred Wandel, Reutlingen (Stiftung für konkrete Kunst)
Thence by descent to the present owner
Peter Beye & Felicitas Baumeister, Willi Baumeister, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Ostfildern, 2002, vol. II, no. 1705, illustrated p. 672
Stuttgart, Galerie Beatrix Wilhelm, Homo Pictor G. H. - Gottfried Honegger zum 70. Geburtstag, 1987, illustrated in colour n.p.
Reutlingen, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Willi Baumeister - Das Unbekannte in der Kunst, 1988/89, illustrated in colour n.p.