Fritz Winter

German, 1905–1976

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Fritz Winter

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German, 1905–1976

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Erdbild I, 1962
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Oil on canvas
90.0 x 80.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Erdbild I. 1962. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2412. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled. 80 x 90 cm (31.4 x 35.4 in). PROVENANCE: Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen. Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned). EXHIBITION: Fritz Winter. Ölgemälde und Gouachen, Galerie im Erker, St. Gallen, cat. no. 11, black-and-white illu., p. 20 (with a label on the stretcher). Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 15.17 h +/- 20 min.
Erdbild I, 1962
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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90.0 x 80.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Erdbild I. 1962. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2412. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled. 80 x 90 cm (31.4 x 35.4 in). PROVENANCE: Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen. Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned). EXHIBITION: Fritz Winter. Ölgemälde und Gouachen, Galerie im Erker, St. Gallen, cat. no. 11, black-and-white illu., p. 20 (with a label on the stretcher). Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 15.17 h +/- 20 min.
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Ohne Titel, 1932
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Oil on paper on canvas
50.0 x 65.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Ohne Titel. 1932. Oil on paper on canvas. Lohberg 225. Lower right monogrammed and dated. Verso once more signed, dated and titled "Komp". 65 x 50 cm (25.5 x 19.6 in). [SL]. • Electrifying metallic surface effect. • Impressive testimony to abstract painting from the artist's early period of creation. • As early as in the 1930s, following his time at the Bauhaus, Winter began to turn away from figuration. - For the first time on the international auction market (source: artprice.com). PROVENANCE: Private collection Spain. Private collection Vera Schreck, Cologne, ever since family-owned. LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter, 146 ausgewählte Werke aus den Jahren 1924 bis 1938, catalog Marbach no. 1-146, Bern 1963, introduction by Herbert Baerlocher, with color illu. on p. 36. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 15.19 h +/- 20 min.
Ohne Titel, 1932
Oil on paper on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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50.0 x 65.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Ohne Titel. 1932. Oil on paper on canvas. Lohberg 225. Lower right monogrammed and dated. Verso once more signed, dated and titled "Komp". 65 x 50 cm (25.5 x 19.6 in). [SL]. • Electrifying metallic surface effect. • Impressive testimony to abstract painting from the artist's early period of creation. • As early as in the 1930s, following his time at the Bauhaus, Winter began to turn away from figuration. - For the first time on the international auction market (source: artprice.com). PROVENANCE: Private collection Spain. Private collection Vera Schreck, Cologne, ever since family-owned. LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter, 146 ausgewählte Werke aus den Jahren 1924 bis 1938, catalog Marbach no. 1-146, Bern 1963, introduction by Herbert Baerlocher, with color illu. on p. 36. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 15.19 h +/- 20 min.
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Mit zwei Rot, 1968
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Oil on canvas
80.0 x 90.0 cm
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Mit zwei Rot. 1968. Oil on canvas. Not in Lohberg. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled. 90 x 80 cm (35.4 x 31.4 in). [JS]. • Luminous composition, which gets its special tension from the juxtaposition of the two red color fields. • Fine example from the transition from rectangular and serial pictures in the 1960s to the more monochrome compositions of the 1970s. • For the first time on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.com). • Winter is one of the leading representatives of German Informalism and abstract post-war modernism. • Winter exhibited in America as early as in the 1950s and was represented in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Northern Germany (in 1983 acquired from the estate through Helga Gausling, Fritz-Winter-Haus, Ahlen), ever since family-owned. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.46 h +/- 20 min.
Mit zwei Rot, 1968
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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80.0 x 90.0 cm
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Mit zwei Rot. 1968. Oil on canvas. Not in Lohberg. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled. 90 x 80 cm (35.4 x 31.4 in). [JS]. • Luminous composition, which gets its special tension from the juxtaposition of the two red color fields. • Fine example from the transition from rectangular and serial pictures in the 1960s to the more monochrome compositions of the 1970s. • For the first time on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.com). • Winter is one of the leading representatives of German Informalism and abstract post-war modernism. • Winter exhibited in America as early as in the 1950s and was represented in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Northern Germany (in 1983 acquired from the estate through Helga Gausling, Fritz-Winter-Haus, Ahlen), ever since family-owned. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.46 h +/- 20 min.
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Hell einfließend, 1965
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Oil on canvas
130.0 x 97.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Hell einfließend. 1965. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2534. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled, as well as with several crossed-out inscriptions. 97 x 130 cm (38.1 x 51.1 in). • Large-size powerful composition characterized by the tension between the bright red, blue and yellow. • Through the rectangular and serial pictures Winter attains a remarkable emancipation and dynamzation of color. • Winter is one of the main protagonists of German Informalism and post-war abstraction. • Winter exhibited in the U.S as early as in the 1950s and was represented in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Fritz-Winter-Foundation, Munich (around 1986, with two crossed-out labels of the Bavarian State Painting Colelction on the stretcher). Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich. Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired from aforementioned). EXHIBITION: Fritz Winter. Zum 60. Geburtstag, Galerie Günther Franke, Munich 1965, no. 27 (with a label on the stretcher). Man lebt im Wirken der Schöpfung. Fritz Winter zum 100. Geburtstag, Kunst-Museum Ahlen, September 10, 2005 January 29, 2006. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.56 h +/- 20 min.
Hell einfließend, 1965
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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130.0 x 97.0 cm
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Hell einfließend. 1965. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2534. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled, as well as with several crossed-out inscriptions. 97 x 130 cm (38.1 x 51.1 in). • Large-size powerful composition characterized by the tension between the bright red, blue and yellow. • Through the rectangular and serial pictures Winter attains a remarkable emancipation and dynamzation of color. • Winter is one of the main protagonists of German Informalism and post-war abstraction. • Winter exhibited in the U.S as early as in the 1950s and was represented in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Fritz-Winter-Foundation, Munich (around 1986, with two crossed-out labels of the Bavarian State Painting Colelction on the stretcher). Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich. Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired from aforementioned). EXHIBITION: Fritz Winter. Zum 60. Geburtstag, Galerie Günther Franke, Munich 1965, no. 27 (with a label on the stretcher). Man lebt im Wirken der Schöpfung. Fritz Winter zum 100. Geburtstag, Kunst-Museum Ahlen, September 10, 2005 January 29, 2006. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.56 h +/- 20 min.
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Triebkräfte der Erde, 1944
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Work on Paper
Oil on paper
47.0 x 58.7 cm
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Triebkräfte der Erde. 1944. Oil on paper. Lohberg 766. Signed and dated in lower left. 58.7 x 47 cm (23.1 x 18.5 in), the full sheet. • The series "Triebkräfte der Erde" (Driving Forces of the Earth) is one of the artist's most sought-after work series. • The work has everything that is relevant for Winter's art: the creation of form and surface as well as the primal force of nature. • The composition documents the hidden growth of abstraction. PROVENANCE: Private collection Hanover. Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich. Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired directly from aforementnioned). EXHIBITION: Moderne Kunst aus Privatbesitz in Hannover, Kunstverein Hanover, 1969, cat. no. 211. "Where do we find the truly creative that has not been borne from immeasurable depth and infinite vastness? It is only the image of such depth and vastness that reveals the world to us." Fritz Winter, quote after Werner Haftmann, Fritz Winter, 1951, p. 16. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.00 h +/- 20 min.
Triebkräfte der Erde, 1944
Oil on paper
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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47.0 x 58.7 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Triebkräfte der Erde. 1944. Oil on paper. Lohberg 766. Signed and dated in lower left. 58.7 x 47 cm (23.1 x 18.5 in), the full sheet. • The series "Triebkräfte der Erde" (Driving Forces of the Earth) is one of the artist's most sought-after work series. • The work has everything that is relevant for Winter's art: the creation of form and surface as well as the primal force of nature. • The composition documents the hidden growth of abstraction. PROVENANCE: Private collection Hanover. Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich. Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired directly from aforementnioned). EXHIBITION: Moderne Kunst aus Privatbesitz in Hannover, Kunstverein Hanover, 1969, cat. no. 211. "Where do we find the truly creative that has not been borne from immeasurable depth and infinite vastness? It is only the image of such depth and vastness that reveals the world to us." Fritz Winter, quote after Werner Haftmann, Fritz Winter, 1951, p. 16. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 17.00 h +/- 20 min.
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Berührung mit Rot, 1966
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Oil on canvas
70.0 x 60.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Berührung mit Rot. 1966. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2569. Lower right signed and dated. Verso signed, dated and titled. 60 x 70 cm (23.6 x 27.5 in). • Strong composition, dominated by a bright red, from the series of rectangular and serial pictures. • For the first time on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.com). • Part of a German private collection since 1974. - Winter is one of the leading representatives of German Informalism and abstract post-war modernism. • Winter exhibited in America as early as in the 1950s and was represented in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. PROVENANCE: Galerie Walter Schüler, Berlin. Private collection Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1974, ever since family-owned). Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.50 h +/- 20 min.
Berührung mit Rot, 1966
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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70.0 x 60.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Berührung mit Rot. 1966. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2569. Lower right signed and dated. Verso signed, dated and titled. 60 x 70 cm (23.6 x 27.5 in). • Strong composition, dominated by a bright red, from the series of rectangular and serial pictures. • For the first time on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.com). • Part of a German private collection since 1974. - Winter is one of the leading representatives of German Informalism and abstract post-war modernism. • Winter exhibited in America as early as in the 1950s and was represented in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. PROVENANCE: Galerie Walter Schüler, Berlin. Private collection Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1974, ever since family-owned). Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.50 h +/- 20 min.
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Gelb und Blau, 1954
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Oil on paper on canvas
100.0 x 75.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Gelb und Blau. 1954. Oil on paper on canvas. Lohberg 1830. Lower right signed and dated. Verso once more signed, dated and titled. 75 x 100 cm (29.5 x 39.3 in). [SM]. • This work emanates both strong contrasts and an extreme harmony. • The work is offered on the international auction market for the first time. • Fritz Winter is one of the main representatives of German Informalism. PROVENANCE: Galleria Henze, Campione d’Italia, Switzwerland. Galerie Rieder, Munich. Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired from aforementioned). EXHIBITION: Galerie Marbach, Paris (verso with the label). LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter. Werke 1949 bis 1956. With an introduction by Karlheinz Gabler, Bern 1968, no. 555. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.36 h +/- 20 min.
Gelb und Blau, 1954
Oil on paper on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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100.0 x 75.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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Gelb und Blau. 1954. Oil on paper on canvas. Lohberg 1830. Lower right signed and dated. Verso once more signed, dated and titled. 75 x 100 cm (29.5 x 39.3 in). [SM]. • This work emanates both strong contrasts and an extreme harmony. • The work is offered on the international auction market for the first time. • Fritz Winter is one of the main representatives of German Informalism. PROVENANCE: Galleria Henze, Campione d’Italia, Switzwerland. Galerie Rieder, Munich. Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M. (acquired from aforementioned). EXHIBITION: Galerie Marbach, Paris (verso with the label). LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter. Werke 1949 bis 1956. With an introduction by Karlheinz Gabler, Bern 1968, no. 555. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.36 h +/- 20 min.
£573
Untitled, 1953
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
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Lithograph printed in colours, on wove paper
73.5 x 56.0 cm
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£573
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Oct 7, 2020
Bonhams
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Lithograph printed in colours, 1953(?), on wove, signed, dated and numbered 72/90 in pencil, 560 x 735mm (22 x 28 7/8in)(SH)
Untitled, 1953
Lithograph printed in colours, on wove paper
Oct 7, 2020
Bonhams
£573
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73.5 x 56.0 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
Bonhams
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£573
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Lithograph printed in colours, 1953(?), on wove, signed, dated and numbered 72/90 in pencil, 560 x 735mm (22 x 28 7/8in)(SH)
€21,250
Pflanzlich, 1954
Sold on Jul 17, 2020
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Oil on board
99.5 x 75.0 cm
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€21,250
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Jul 17, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Pflanzlich. 1954. Oil on board. Lohberg 1767. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso once more signed, dated and titled. 75 x 99.5 cm (29.5 x 39.1 in), the full sheet. PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany. Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 13.48 h +/- 20 min.
Pflanzlich, 1954
Oil on board
Jul 17, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
€21,250
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99.5 x 75.0 cm
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Jul 17, 2020
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€21,250
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Pflanzlich. 1954. Oil on board. Lohberg 1767. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso once more signed, dated and titled. 75 x 99.5 cm (29.5 x 39.1 in), the full sheet. PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany. Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 13.48 h +/- 20 min.
€9,000
Kreisend, 1932
Sold on Jul 17, 2020
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Oil on paper on canvas
50.0 x 75.0 cm
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€9,000
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Jul 17, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Kreisend. 1932. Oil on paper on canvas. Lohberg 425. Monogrammed and dated in lower right. Signed, dated and titled on verso of the canvas. 75 x 50 cm (29.5 x 19.6 in). [CH]. • Early experimental work from the 1930s • Fritz Winter studied with Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee at the Bauhaus in Dessau • This work shows the big impact the Bauhaus had on the young artist. PROVENANCE: Private collection Frankfurt am Main. Private collection Baden-Württemberg. EXHIBITION: With following gallery labels on verso: Galerie Utermann, Dortmund. Galerie Irmtraud Glanz, Erftstadt-Lechenich. Galerie Thomas, Munich. LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter. Werke 1924-1938, Bern 1963. Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 13.58 h +/- 20 min.
Kreisend, 1932
Oil on paper on canvas
Jul 17, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
€9,000
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50.0 x 75.0 cm
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Jul 17, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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€9,000
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Kreisend. 1932. Oil on paper on canvas. Lohberg 425. Monogrammed and dated in lower right. Signed, dated and titled on verso of the canvas. 75 x 50 cm (29.5 x 19.6 in). [CH]. • Early experimental work from the 1930s • Fritz Winter studied with Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee at the Bauhaus in Dessau • This work shows the big impact the Bauhaus had on the young artist. PROVENANCE: Private collection Frankfurt am Main. Private collection Baden-Württemberg. EXHIBITION: With following gallery labels on verso: Galerie Utermann, Dortmund. Galerie Irmtraud Glanz, Erftstadt-Lechenich. Galerie Thomas, Munich. LITERATURE: Galerie Marbach (editor), Fritz Winter. Werke 1924-1938, Bern 1963. Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 13.58 h +/- 20 min.