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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 453

    Walter Jakob (German, 1893-1964)

    Judith und Holofernes

    Price Realised  

    Walter Jakob (German, 1893-1964)
    Judith und Holofernes
    signed with the initials and dated 'W.J 21.' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    38¾ x 32 in. (98.4 x 81.3 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

    U. Peters & A. Legde, Kulturgeschichtliche Spaziergänge im Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Moderne Zeiten, die Sammlung zum 20.Jahrhundert, vol. III, Nuremberg, 2000 (illustrated p. 25).


    Exhibited

    Frankfurt-am-Main, Galerie Benno Walldorf, 1961.
    Munich, Stadtmuseum, Die Zwanziger Jahre in München, May - September 1979, no. 629.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Walter Jakob, 1893-1964, Eine Retrospektive, December 1993 - February 1994 (illustrated p. 75); this exhibition later travelled to Allgäu, Museen Kempten.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 43 (illustrated p. 121); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.