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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 422

    Josef Scharl (German/American, 1896-1954)

    Der Literat (Oskar Maria Graf)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Josef Scharl (German/American, 1896-1954)
    Der Literat (Oskar Maria Graf)
    signed and dated 'Jos.Scharl 1932.' (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    21 3/8 x 18¼ in. (54.4 x 46.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1932


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    Provenance

    Prof. Dr Dr Aloys Greither, Munich.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.
    On loan to the Staatsgalerie, Munich, from 1985 to 1989.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, Josef Scharl, 1976; this exhibition later travelled to Saarbrücken, Saarland Museum.
    Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Josef Scharl, 1896-1954, December 1982 - January 1983, no. 23 (illustrated p. 132).
    Munich, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Oskar Maria Graf: Odyssee eines Einzelgängers, February - March 1995 (illustrated p. 251).
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 74 (illustrated p. 199); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Emden, Kunsthalle, Josef Scharl, Eine Retrospektive, November 1999 January 2000, no. 32 (illustrated p. 84); this exhibition later travelled to Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Sinclair-Haus and Düren, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum.