3 February 2010
Hermann Max Pechstein (1881-1955)
signed and indistinctly dated 'HMPechstein 1922' (lower right); signed and inscribed 'M.Pechstein Berlin W.62. Kürfürstenstr. 126 Seenebel' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
26 5/8 x 34 3/8 in. (67.5 x 87.3 cm.)
Painted in Leba in 1922
Helen Feiler, Frankfurt, by whom acquired from the artist in 1936.
Dr & Mrs Peter N. Witt, Knightdale, NC, by descent from the above; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1980, lot 136.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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