VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Private collection, Watertown, Massachusetts, by 1965.
Marlborough Gallery, New York and London.
Private collection; sale, Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 24 May 1997, lot 972.
Acquired at the above sale; sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 February 2008, lot 27.
Badende am abendlichen Strand an der Flensberger Förde, Osterholz (recto of the present lot) has been brought to light by removing a white paint layer which the artist had applied when finishing the euchtturm (verso of the present lot). This was undertaken by the renowned Doerner Institute in Munich. The canvas has been taken off its old, original stretcher; has been strip-lined in order to be able to show the complete edges of both sides of the canvas and has been mounted onto a new stretcher. The original signature on Badende was removed during this process. Therefore neither the recto nor verso of the present work presently bears a signature.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
P. Vogt, Erich Heckel, Recklinghausen, 1965, no. 1917/18 (verso illustrated, titled 'Leuchtturm').
A. Rauch, 'Vom Weltkrieg "verworfen"?', in Bruckmanns Pantheon, vol. LVI, 1998, pp. 199-205 (illustrated).
Frankfurt, Galerie Ludwig Schames, Erich Heckel, 1917, no. 27 (titled 'Leuchtturm').