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    Sale 2166

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 128

    Emil Nolde (1867-1956)

    Tanz vor den Riesen

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    Emil Nolde (1867-1956)
    Tanz vor den Riesen
    signed 'Nolde' (lower right)
    pen and black ink, brush and wash and pencil on paper
    4 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (12.4 x 15.6 cm.)
    Drawn in 1902


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    Dr. Manfred Reuther, from the Nolde Stiftung, Seebüll, has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    The present work, translated as Dance of the Mountain Giants, is from his Fantasies series, a group of ten drawings executed by Nolde during his stay on the North Sea coast in 1902.

    Provenance

    Hans Fehr, Switzerland.
    Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles.


    Literature

    M. Sauerlandt, Emile Nolde, Munich, 1921, p. 17 (illustrated).
    H. Fehr, Emile Nolde, ein Buch der Freundschaft, Cologne, 1957, p. 41.
    E. Nolde, Jahre der Kämpfe, Flensburg, 1957, p. 24 (illustrated).
    M. Reuther, Das Früwerk Emil Noldes, Cologne, 1985, pp. 300 and 304, no. 195 (illustrated).