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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 425

    Magnus Zeller (German, 1888-1972)

    Liebespaar

    Price Realised  

    Magnus Zeller (German, 1888-1972)
    Liebespaar
    signed 'M.Zeller' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    39¾ x 35¾ in. (101 x 91 cm.)
    Painted in 1919


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    Provenance

    Grünbaum Collection, Berlin.
    Private collection, Tel Aviv.
    Anonymous sale, Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 25 November 1989, lot 201.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    P. Fechter, 'Magnus Zeller', in Jahrbuch der jungen Kunst, 1921, pp. 185-200 (illustrated p. 348).
    P. Fechter, 'Magnus Zeller', in Cicerone, vol. XIII, no. 11/12, 1921, pp. 339-354 (illustrated p. 348).
    Die Horen, vol. 4, 1927-1928 (illustrated p. 972).
    Monatshefte für Literatur, Kunst und Wissenschaft, Zeitschrift der Buchgemeinde, vol. 4, no. 8, Berlin, February 1928 (illustrated p. 475).
    Scherl's Magazin, vol. 6, no. 7, July 1930 (illustrated p. 677).
    M. Osborn, 'Magnus Zeller', in Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte, vol. 47, November 1932, pp. 216-224.
    L. Lang & A. Zweig, Magnus Zeller, Künstler der Gegenwart, Dresden, 1960.
    L. Lang, 'Magnus Zeller', in Die Weltbühne, XXIII/25, 18 June 1968, pp. 793-794.
    I. Ruthe, 'Prophet des Untergangs', in Berliner Zeitung, 3 January 2003 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Akademie der Künste zu Berlin, Frühjahrausstellung, 1919, no. 141.
    Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Aufbruch in die Moderne. Bestandsaufnahme 1890-1933. Aus den Sammlungen des Germanischen Nationalmuseums und seiner Leihgeber, 1990-1991.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 92 (illustrated p. 245); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Berlin, Stadtmuseum, Magnus Zeller, Entrückung und Aufruhr, November 2002 - February 2003, no. 38 (illustrated p. 169 and on the cover).
    Würzburg, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Liebe. Love - PAARE, October 2007 - February 2008 (illustrated p. 41); this exhibition later travelled to Hamm, Gustav-Lübcke-Museum and Ulm, Ulmer Museum.