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Art (1900-1945) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography

Erich Heckel - Charcoal drawing

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Modell. 1905.
Charcoal drawing.
Signed and dated in lower right. Presumably belatedly titled in lower left. On brownish paper. 35 x 21.8 cm (13.7 x 8.5 in), the full sheet. [JS].

• The only to date known 'Viertelstundenakt' (Quarter Hour Nude) by Erich Heckel, a portrait rendered with an expressive line in the typical early "Brücke"style.
• Marvelous document of the famous "Brücke" model sessions at the Dresden flats of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Fritz Bleyl in the winter of 1905/06.
• In 1907 a rare "Brücke" print after a graphic model was made on the basis of this work: Weibliches Gesicht (Ebner/Gabelsmann 123 H)

PROVENANCE: From the artist' estate.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above on March 8, 1993, with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Erich Heckel. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik, Museum Folkwang, Essen / Haus der Kunst, München 1983/84, cat. no.102.
Erich Heckel, Berlin / Munich / Vienna 1992, p. 18.
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).
Erich Heckel. Einfühlung und Ausdruck, ed. by Daniel J. Schreiber, Buchheim Museum Bernried, October 31, 2020 - March 7, 2021, Bernried 2020, p. 78 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 163, SHG no. 168 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 148-149, SHG no. 329 (with illu.).

In good condition. Slightly and evenly discolored. Minimally creased and rubbed. Upper edge with a small closed split and small isolated kinks. Lower edge slightly irregularly trimmed and minimally crimped as well as with a horizontal folding along the edge.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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