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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 454

    Walter Jakob (German, 1893-1964)

    Adam und Eva

    Price Realised  

    Walter Jakob (German, 1893-1964)
    Adam und Eva
    signed with the initials and dated 'W.J.21.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    38¼ x 27¾ in. (97.2 x 70.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1921


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    Provenance

    Heinrich Kirchhoff, Wiesbaden.
    On loan to the Wiesbaden Museum until 1960.
    Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin.
    Prof. Dr Dr Aloys Greither, Munich.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1988.
    On loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, since 1995.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    Exh. cat., Walter Jakob 1893-1964. Eine Retrospektive, Altenburg, 1993, p. 70.


    Exhibited

    Frankfurt-am-Main, Galerie Benno Walldorf, 1961.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 44 (illustrated p. 120); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.