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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 448

    Johannes Molzahn (German, 1892-1965)

    Ikaros

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    Johannes Molzahn (German, 1892-1965)
    Ikaros
    incised 'Molzahn' (lower left); incised with the signature and date 'Molzahn 31.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    63 1/8 x 50¾ in. (160.5 x 129 cm.)
    Painted in 1931


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    Provenance

    On loan to the Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, from 1974 to 1997.
    Johannes-Molzahn-Centrum, Kassel.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    H. Schade, Johannes Molzahn, Munich, 1972, no. 9 (illustrated p. 81).
    Lexikon der Kunst, vol. VIII, Freiburg, 1989 (illustrated p. 206).


    Exhibited

    Vienna, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Johannes Molzahn, 1973.
    Graz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Johannes Molzahn. Gemälde und Graphik, 1973, no. 15.
    Regensburg, Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Kunst in Schlesien. Künstler aus Schlesien. Malerei, Graphik, Plastik im 20. Jahrhundert, 1985, no. 135.
    Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Johannes Molzahn. Das malerische Werk, 1988, no. 41.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 64 (illustrated p. 175); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.