August Macke (1887-1914)
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August Macke (1887-1914)

Stelldichein im Walde

August Macke (1887-1914)
Stelldichein im Walde
with the Nachlass stamp, numbered '190' (on the reverse); with again the Nachlass stamp and numbered 'A.Vr.259' (on the backboard)
watercolour on tracing paper
10 5/8 x 12¾ in. (27 x 31.8 cm.)
Executed in 1912
The artist's estate.
Private collection, Germany, by 1957.
Alexander Vömel, Düsseldorf, by 1970.
G. Vriesen, August Macke, Bielefeld, 1957, no. 259 (illustrated p. 286).
J.M. McCullagh, August Macke and the Vision of Paradise: An Iconographic Analysis, (diss.), Austin, 1980, pp. 95-97 (illustrated no. 70).
U. Heiderich, August Macke, Aquarelle Werkverzeichnis, Ostfildern, 1997, no. 272 (illustrated p. 275).
Bielefeld, Städtisches Kunsthaus, Macke, Aquarell-Ausstellung, June - July 1957, no. 259 (illustrated p. 33).
Bonn, Städtische Kunstsammlung, Der unbekannte Macke, Plastik, Kunsthandwerk und Entwürfe, 1962, no. 55.
Bremen, Kunsthalle, August Macke, Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle, 1964-1965, no. 212.
Düsseldorf, Galerie Vömel, Handzeichnungen, Aquarelle und Pastelle von August Macke, 1970, no. 21 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

Gustav Vriesen originally identified the present lot as a preparatory drawing for a ceramic design, yet according to Ursula Heiderich, Stelldichein im Walde could be a drawing for the design of a shawl.

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