• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

    Liebespaar, or Junges Paar (recto); Stehender Akt (verso)

    Price Realised  


    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
    Liebespaar, or Junges Paar (recto); Stehender Akt (verso)
    with the Nachlass stamp numbered 'ADre/Bg21' (on the reverse)
    gouache, watercolour and pencil (recto) and brush and ink (verso) on paper
    13½ x 17 3/8 in. (34.3 x 44.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1910

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

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    The artist's estate (no. ADre/Bg21).
    Galleria del Levante, Milan, by 1964.
    Wolfgang Wittrock, Dusseldorf, by 1977.
    Hans Schröder, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
    Anonymous sale, Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 5-6 June 1980, lot 681.
    Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, by 1981.
    Acquired by the present owner in the 1980s.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Hamburg, Kunstverein, E.L. Kirchner: Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik 1905-1936, March - April 1978, no. 65 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Frankfurt, Kunstverein.
    Buffalo, NY, State University of New York College Art Gallery, German Expressionism: Selected Drawings, 1978.
    New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Jawlensky & Major German Expressionists, October 1980 - January 1981, no. 24 (illustrated p. 72).