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Max Liebermann (1847-1935)
Max Liebermann (1847-1935)

Brandung - Meeresstudie

Max Liebermann (1847-1935)
Brandung - Meeresstudie
signed 'MLiebermann' (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on board
9 1/8 x 13 1/8 in. (23 x 33.2 cm.)
Painted in 1899
Private collection, Berlin.
Anonymous sale, Leo Spik KG, Berlin, 10 October 1996, lot 187.
Kunstkreis Berlin GbR, by whom acquired at the above sale.
M. Eberle, Max Liebermann 1847-1935, Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde und Ölstudien, vol. II, 1900-1935, Munich, 1996, no. 1899/11a, p. 1255 (illustrated).
Rüsselsheim, Stiftung Opel-Villen, Max Liebermann, Stationen eines Malerlebens, June - September 1999, pl. 5, p. 19 (illustrated).
Wernigerode, Schloss Wernigerode, Licht, Phantasie und Charakter, Max Liebermann, April - July 2001, p. 31 (illustrated).
Berlin, Max Liebermann Haus, Im Streit um die Moderne: Max Liebermann, Der Kaiser, Die Nationalgalerie, October 2001 - January 2002, p. 80 (illustrated).
Berlin, Kunstsalon Berliner Secession (Villa Thiede), Eröffnungsausstellung, 2006.
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation, German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann, Corinth, Slevogt, April - August 2010, no. 9 (illustrated p. 77; titled 'Surf-Marine Study'); this exhibition later travelled to, Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts.
Berlin, Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee, Max Liebermann am Meer, April - August 2011, no. 26 (illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Fohr, Museum Kunst der Westkuste.
Yeoju-gun, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, The Era of Passion, Picasso to Chun Kyung Ja, October 2014 – February 2015, pp. 94 & 138 (illustrated p. 94; titled 'Surf-Study of the Sea').
Berlin, Bröhan-Museum, Zeitenwende, Von der Berliner Secession zur Novembergruppe, November 2015 - April 2016, no. 13, p. 39 (illustrated p. 41); this exhibition later travelled to Berlin, Landesmuseum fu¨r jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus.

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Lot Essay

The present painting is a study of the sea in the Netherlands. Max Liebermann probably executed it in the summer of 1899 when he stayed in the seaside resort of Zandvoort. This study is related to the large oil Badende Knaben (Eberle no. 1900/1, Stiftung Stadtmuseum, Berlin), for which Liebermann painted a few studies with and without figures.

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