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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 456

    Walter Gramatté (German, 1897-1929)

    Der Abschied

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    Walter Gramatté (German, 1897-1929)
    Der Abschied
    signed, dated and inscribed '"Abschied" Walter Gramatté.1920.' (on the reverse); signed, dated and inscribed 'WALTER GRAMATTÉ 1920 BERLIN W.15 EMSERSTR. No. 19-20. "ABSCHIED"' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    37½ x 30 5/8 in. (95.3 x 77.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1920


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    Provenance

    Eckhardt Collection, Winnipeg.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.
    On loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, since 1995.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    A. Graf von Brockdorff, 'Gedanken über Walter Gramatté', in Die Rote Erde, vol. II, Hamburg, 1922 (illustrated p. 174).
    F. Eckhardt, Walter Gramatté. Paintings and Watercolors, Winnipeg, 1981 (illustrated).
    C. Pese & R. Negendanck, Walter Gramatté, 1897-1929. Werkverzeichnis der Ölgemälde, Cologne, 1994, no. 76 (illustrated p. 123).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Brücke-Museum, Walter Gramatté, 1879-1929. Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, 1968, no. 6.
    Munich, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Walter Gramatté, 1897-1929, 1989, no. 60.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 31 (illustrated p. 93); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Würzburg, Museum im Kulturspreicher, Liebe. Love - PAARE, October 2007 - February 2008, p. 53 (illustrated).