Christian Rohlfs

German, 1849–1938

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Christian Rohlfs

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German, 1849–1938

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Häuser in Soest, 1918
Sold on Dec 12, 2020
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Painting
Tempera on canvas
77.0 x 59.0 cm
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Dec 12, 2020
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Häuser in Soest. Um 1918. Tempera on canvas. Vogt 624. Monogrammed in lower right. Verso of the stretcher inscribed "No. 8", presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. 59 x 77 cm (23.2 x 30.3 in). • First exhibited in 1919 in the Flechtheim Gallery (Düsseldorf). • First offered on the auction market since 1959: family-owned for over 60 years. • The great importance of the city of Soest in Rohlfs' life and work is undisputed. • The powerful and intense coloring makes our painting one of the most picturesque works the artist created on the subject of "Soest". PROVENANCE: Graphisches Kabinett J. B. Neumann, Berlin/New York. Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf. Sammlung Dr. Max Fischer, Stuttgart (acquired from aforementioned in 1959, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, November 21, 1959). Private collection Switzerland. Private collection Baden-Württemberg (inherited from aforementioned in 2017). EXHIBITION: Christian Rohlfs zum 70. Geburtstag des Meisters, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf, June 29 - July 26, 1919, cat. no. 14. LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart, 34th auction, November 21, 1959, lot no. 805 (titled "Gasse in Soest", with black-and-white illu.). Called up: December 12, 2020 - ca. 17.34 h +/- 20 min.
Häuser in Soest, 1918
Tempera on canvas
Dec 12, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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77.0 x 59.0 cm
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Dec 12, 2020
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Häuser in Soest. Um 1918. Tempera on canvas. Vogt 624. Monogrammed in lower right. Verso of the stretcher inscribed "No. 8", presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. 59 x 77 cm (23.2 x 30.3 in). • First exhibited in 1919 in the Flechtheim Gallery (Düsseldorf). • First offered on the auction market since 1959: family-owned for over 60 years. • The great importance of the city of Soest in Rohlfs' life and work is undisputed. • The powerful and intense coloring makes our painting one of the most picturesque works the artist created on the subject of "Soest". PROVENANCE: Graphisches Kabinett J. B. Neumann, Berlin/New York. Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf. Sammlung Dr. Max Fischer, Stuttgart (acquired from aforementioned in 1959, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, November 21, 1959). Private collection Switzerland. Private collection Baden-Württemberg (inherited from aforementioned in 2017). EXHIBITION: Christian Rohlfs zum 70. Geburtstag des Meisters, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf, June 29 - July 26, 1919, cat. no. 14. LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart, 34th auction, November 21, 1959, lot no. 805 (titled "Gasse in Soest", with black-and-white illu.). Called up: December 12, 2020 - ca. 17.34 h +/- 20 min.
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Weiblicher Akt, 1918
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Work on Paper
Tempera on paper
56.8 x 50.8 cm
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Dec 12, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Weiblicher Akt. Um 1918. Tempera on paper. Not in Vogt. Lower right monogrammed. On creme wove paper. 50.8 x 56.8 cm (20 x 22.3 in), the full sheet. [CH]. • Fully executed depiction in characteristic duct and a warm and earthen palette. • Notable provenance. • Part of a German private collection for more than 15 years. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Christian Rohlfs Archive, Osthaus Museum Hagen, on October 26, 2020. The work will be included into the archive with the registartion number "CRA 200/20". PROVENANCE: Galerie Wilfried Utermann, Dortmund. Private collection USA (acquired from aforemntioned in April 1985). Art trader Hubertus Melsheimer, Cologne (verso with the label). Private collection Germany. LITERATURE: Sotheby's, London, Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, February 4, 2004, lot 549 (with color illu. on p. 163). Called up: December 12, 2020 - ca. 17.39 h +/- 20 min.
Weiblicher Akt, 1918
Tempera on paper
Dec 12, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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56.8 x 50.8 cm
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Dec 12, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Weiblicher Akt. Um 1918. Tempera on paper. Not in Vogt. Lower right monogrammed. On creme wove paper. 50.8 x 56.8 cm (20 x 22.3 in), the full sheet. [CH]. • Fully executed depiction in characteristic duct and a warm and earthen palette. • Notable provenance. • Part of a German private collection for more than 15 years. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Christian Rohlfs Archive, Osthaus Museum Hagen, on October 26, 2020. The work will be included into the archive with the registartion number "CRA 200/20". PROVENANCE: Galerie Wilfried Utermann, Dortmund. Private collection USA (acquired from aforemntioned in April 1985). Art trader Hubertus Melsheimer, Cologne (verso with the label). Private collection Germany. LITERATURE: Sotheby's, London, Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, February 4, 2004, lot 549 (with color illu. on p. 163). Called up: December 12, 2020 - ca. 17.39 h +/- 20 min.
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Kornpuppen im Kornfeld, 1907
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Oil on canvas
70.5 x 50.5 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Kornpuppen im Kornfeld. 1907. Oil on canvas. Not in Vogt (Cf. Vogt 408). Signed in lower right. 50.5 x 70.5 cm (19.8 x 27.7 in). • Key work from the post-pointilist period. • The influence of Vincent van Gogh is obvious. • The style shows Rohlf's openness towards modern painting. • The same year Rohlfs painted the work "Kornfeld", a version similar to our work and in possession of the Museum Folkwang Essen, was made. • His works are in international collections like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The work is registered at the Christian Rohlfs Archive at Osthaus Museum Hagen with the number CRA 166/18. PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany. Private collection Berlin. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.55 h +/- 20 min.
Kornpuppen im Kornfeld, 1907
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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70.5 x 50.5 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Kornpuppen im Kornfeld. 1907. Oil on canvas. Not in Vogt (Cf. Vogt 408). Signed in lower right. 50.5 x 70.5 cm (19.8 x 27.7 in). • Key work from the post-pointilist period. • The influence of Vincent van Gogh is obvious. • The style shows Rohlf's openness towards modern painting. • The same year Rohlfs painted the work "Kornfeld", a version similar to our work and in possession of the Museum Folkwang Essen, was made. • His works are in international collections like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The work is registered at the Christian Rohlfs Archive at Osthaus Museum Hagen with the number CRA 166/18. PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany. Private collection Berlin. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.55 h +/- 20 min.
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KNABENPORTRAIT (PORTRAIT OF A BOY), 1908
Sold on Oct 6, 2020
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oil on canvas
41.3 x 59.8 cm
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Oct 6, 2020
Sotheby's
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Magic Realism and Beyond: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection signed with the monogram (lower right) oil on canvas 59.8 by 41.3cm., 23½ by 16¼in. Framed: 61.5 by 42.5cm., 24¼ by 16¾in. Painted circa 1908.
KNABENPORTRAIT (PORTRAIT OF A BOY), 1908
oil on canvas
Oct 6, 2020
Sotheby's
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41.3 x 59.8 cm
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Oct 6, 2020
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Magic Realism and Beyond: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection signed with the monogram (lower right) oil on canvas 59.8 by 41.3cm., 23½ by 16¼in. Framed: 61.5 by 42.5cm., 24¼ by 16¾in. Painted circa 1908.
€52,500
Tessiner Häuser I, 1928
Sold on Jul 18, 2020
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Work on Paper
Tempera, on PM Fabriano wove paper
49.0 x 64.5 cm
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€52,500
Auction Sale
Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Tessiner Häuser I, 1928
Tempera, on PM Fabriano wove paper
Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
€52,500
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49.0 x 64.5 cm
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Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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€52,500
€10,938
Feldmohn in blauer Vase, 1923
Sold on Jul 18, 2020
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Work on Paper
Gouache, on cream wove paper
26.5 x 36.2 cm
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€10,938
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Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Feldmohn in blauer Vase, 1923
Gouache, on cream wove paper
Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
€10,938
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26.5 x 36.2 cm
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Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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€10,938
€6,300
Gesicht, 1921
Sold on Jul 18, 2020
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Work on Paper
Water-tempera, on firm, slightly structured laid paper
43.5 x 49.3 cm
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€6,300
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Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Gesicht, 1921
Water-tempera, on firm, slightly structured laid paper
Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
€6,300
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43.5 x 49.3 cm
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Jul 18, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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€6,300
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Magnolia, 1934
Sold on Jun 23, 2020
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Work on Paper
color crayon on paper
33.0 x 24.0 cm
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Jun 23, 2020
Dorotheum
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Magnolia, 1934
color crayon on paper
Jun 23, 2020
Dorotheum
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33.0 x 24.0 cm
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Jun 23, 2020
Dorotheum
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$8,825
Damenportrait, 1912
Sold on May 13, 2020
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Work on Paper
gouache on paper
37.5 x 55.2 cm
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$8,825
Auction Sale
May 13, 2020
Bonhams
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Damenportrait, 1912
gouache on paper
May 13, 2020
Bonhams
$8,825
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37.5 x 55.2 cm
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May 13, 2020
Bonhams
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$8,825
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STILLLEBEN MIT MELONE (STILL LIFE WITH MELON), 1928
Sold on Feb 5, 2020
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Work on Paper
tempera on paper
76.0 x 56.0 cm
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Feb 5, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
STILLLEBEN MIT MELONE (STILL LIFE WITH MELON), 1928
tempera on paper
Feb 5, 2020
Sotheby's
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76.0 x 56.0 cm
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Feb 5, 2020
Sotheby's
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