Franz Radziwill (1895-1983)
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more Art historian, poet and intellectual, Wilhelm Niemeyer was a formidable force within the milieu of the German Avant-Garde in Hamburg. The son of a pastor, Niemeyer was born in Thuringia and went on to pursue his studies in Heidelberg where he read Philosophy, History of Art and History, subsequently pursuing his doctorate in Leipzig which he was awarded in 1903. Niemeyer would go on to hold academic posts in at the School of Applied Arts in Dusseldorf, thence to Gottingen and Wroclaw, where he pursued a professorship in 1885, later travelling to Florence, where he worked with the Kunsthistorisches Institute. A crucial champion and fierce defender of the German Expressionist movement, Niemeyer was a crucial patron to Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and subsequently, Franz Radziwill.Christie’s is honoured to present these two exceptional examples from Dr Niemeyer’s collection which have remained within the family since his ownership. These exceptional pieces attest not only to Niemeyer’s critical eye but his friendships and the fierce support he showed for the artists of his time.PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR WILHELM NIEMEYER, HAMBURG
Franz Radziwill (1895-1983)

Haus und Strassenecke (Das Gewitter)

Franz Radziwill (1895-1983)
Haus und Strassenecke (Das Gewitter)
signed with the initials (lower right)
oil on canvas
31 5/8 x 33 ½ in. (80.4 x 85 cm.)
Painted in 1922
Dr Wilhelm Niemeyer, by whom acquired directly from the artist, and thence by descent to the present owner.
G. Wietek, ed., Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Katalog, Schleswig, 1979, p. 62 (illustrated no. 135).
G. Wietek, Franz Radziwill und Wilhelm Niemeyer - Dokumente einer Freundschaft, Oldenburg, 1990, pp. 108, 110, 116, 271 & 380 (illustrated in colour no. 151).
G. Presler, Franz Radziwill-Die Druckgraphik, Karlsruhe, 1993, p. 13.
A. Firmenich & R.W. Schulze, Franz Radziwill, 1895 bis 1983, Monografie und Werkverzeichnis, Cologne, 1995, no. 110, p. 326 (illustrated).
Oldenburg, Vereinigung für junge Kunst, Franz Radziwill, October - November 1925, no. 10.
Schleswig, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Kunst und Kunsthandwerk des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Eigenbesitz, June - October 1978, no. 94.
Schleswig, Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, on loan from the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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