9 November 2006
Erich Heckel (1883-1970)
signed and dated 'E Heckel 13' (lower right) and inscribed 'Hohenau' (lower left)
gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper
15 5/8 x 20½ in. (39.5 x 52 cm.)
Painted in 1913
Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Campione.
Anon. (acquired from the above, circa 1970); sale, Christie's, London, 9 October 1997, lot 228.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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London, Achim Moeller, Ltd., Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, October-November 1974, no. 24 (illustrated).
Hans Geissler has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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