• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7612

    Old Master, 19th Century, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    1 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 236

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

    Artistenkind (Halbakt) (Dube L 136; Schiefler 80)

    Price Realised  

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
    Artistenkind (Halbakt) (Dube L 136; Schiefler 80)
    lithograph, 1909, on wove, a very good, saturated impression of this extremely rare lithograph, Dube's first state (of two), signed by Erna Kirchner in pencil, printed from Stone C (used in Dresden between 1908-1911), with wide margins, the sheet laid down onto board, pale, irregular staining, some adhesive stains and skinned areas in the margins, other, minor defects in the margins, framed
    L. 385 x 325 mm., S. 490 x 426 mm.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Schiefler remarked in his catalogue raisonné: 'Studienblatt in vier Abzügen' ('Study sheet in four impressions'). Günther Gercken however has been able to trace a total of six impressions, including the present one. Five of these are printed in the first state, and one in the second, final state. Two of the total of six known impressions are in public collections, one in the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and one in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main.

    We are grateful to Professor Dr. Günther Gercken, Lütjensee, Germany, for his assistance in cataloguing this lot. Professor Gercken is currently preparing the new catalogue raisonné of prints by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium