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    Sale 11793

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 159

    Max Liebermann (1847-1935)

    Schulgang in Laren

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    Max Liebermann (1847-1935)
    Schulgang in Laren
    signed 'M Liebermann' (lower right)
    charcoal on paper
    12 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (32 x 47.7 cm.)
    Executed in Holland in 1898


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    Drs Margreet Nouwen has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.


    This drawing is one of the few studies for a painting executed in two versions, both within the year of 1898 and identically named (Eberle, no. 1898/3, Private collection; Eberle, no. 1898/4, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg). Max Liebermann stayed at Laren during the summers of 1897 and 1898. In this study, one can already see the planned composition forming with the trees between the children on their way to school.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Berlin, 29 May 1992, lot 1.
    Private collection, Berlin-Wannsee.
    Kunstkreis Berlin GbR, by whom acquired from the above in 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE KUNSTKREIS COLLECTION, BERLIN


    Literature

    R. Klein, Max Liebermann, Berlin, 1906, p. 96 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Cannes, La Malmaison, Liebermann, January - April 1996, no. 2, p. 34 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Cranach-Galerie.
    Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie, Max Liebermann, July - October 1997, no. G.31, p. 132 (illustrated).
    Rüsselsheim, Stiftung Opelvillen, Max Liebermann, Stationen eines Malerlebens, June - September 1999, p. 63 (illustrated).
    Dessau, Orangerie des Georgiums, Max Liebermann, September - October 2000, p. 35 (illustrated).
    Wernigerode, Schloss Wernigerode, Licht, Phantasie und Charakter, Max Liebermann, April - July 2001, p. 17 (illustrated).
    Würth, Kunsthalle, Max Liebermann, Poesie des einfachen Lebens, September 2003 – February 2004, p. 89 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum.
    Bozen, Walterhaus, Max Liebermann, Pastell, Zeichnung, Druckgraphik, Aquarell, March - April 2005, no. 17, p. 29 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Borken, Stadtmuseum.