Zwei Männer (Two Men)
1867 - 1956
Zwei Männer (Two Men)
signed Nolde (lower left)
watercolour, pen and ink on paper
17 by 14.5 cm., 6¾ by 5¾ in.
Framed: 41 by 38 cm., 16⅛ by 15 in.
Executed in 1938-45.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Prof. Manfred Reuther, Klockries.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, hinged to the mount in two places along the upper edge and floating in the mount. The left and lower edges of the sheet are slightly unevenly cut. There are some flattened creases and a small nick to the upper left corner, with an associated tiny paper loss. There is a vertical flattened crease along the right edge and a further horizontal flattened crease (measuring approximately 3.5cm). to the lower part of the left edge. There is some light rubbing in places to the sheet, inherent to the artist's process and the sheet is slightly undulating due to application of medium. The pigments are well preserved.
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Private Collection, Germany
Private Collection, Germany (as a gift from the above, sold: Sotheby's, London, 22nd June 2017, lot 359
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner