7 October 1999
Rudolf Hacke (1881-1952)
Das weie Tuch
signed and dated 'Hacke 1929' (upper centre); signed, titled and inscribed 'RUDOLF HACKE. Seitendorf/Katzbach. "Das weie Tuch".' (on the reverse), further titled and priced on the artist's label (on the reverse).
oil on panel
33 x 23in. (85.1 x 58.3cm.)
Painted in 1929
Purchased by the present owner's parents circa 1982.
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Little is known about Rudolf Hacke, who studied in Berlin and Dresden. Although very close in style to his fellow Neue Sachlichkeit artists from Munich and Berlin such as Scholz and Kanoldt he is not known to have exhibited alongside them.
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