Max Pechstein

German, 1881–1955

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A key Expressionist painter of the early 20th century, Max Pechstein produced decorative and colorful paintings that borrowed from Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and the Fauves. As a member of Die Brücke, a group of German Expressionists who took …

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€3.5m, Ketterer Kunst, 2011
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Palaumädchen (Krüger R87), 1917
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Drypoint, on laid paper
13.5 x 17.0 cm
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$956
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1917 Drypoint, on laid paper, signed in pencil, from the edition of 50 on laid paper (there was also an edition of 20 on Japon paper), with margins, framed. 6 11/16 x 5 5/16in (17 x 13.5cm) sheet 9 1/4 x 6 7/8in (23.5 x 17.5cm)
Palaumädchen (Krüger R87), 1917
Drypoint, on laid paper
Jun 9, 2021
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13.5 x 17.0 cm
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$956
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1917 Drypoint, on laid paper, signed in pencil, from the edition of 50 on laid paper (there was also an edition of 20 on Japon paper), with margins, framed. 6 11/16 x 5 5/16in (17 x 13.5cm) sheet 9 1/4 x 6 7/8in (23.5 x 17.5cm)
Der Kritiker (Dr. Paul Fechter), 1921
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drypoint etching
31.0 x 39.0 cm
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May 25, 2021
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Max Pechstein (1881-1955) signed 'M Pechstein' (lower right) drypoint etching image: 39 x 31cm. sheet: 43.5 x 33.5cm. Executed in 1921, this work is from an edition of one-hunderd signed copies, besides an edition of one-hundred and fifty unsigned copies, and twenty-five signed copies on Japanese paper, published in Mappe 2 Künstler der Brücke by Kreis graphischer Künstler und Sammler Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Der Kritiker (Dr. Paul Fechter), 1921
drypoint etching
May 25, 2021
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31.0 x 39.0 cm
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May 25, 2021
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Max Pechstein (1881-1955) signed 'M Pechstein' (lower right) drypoint etching image: 39 x 31cm. sheet: 43.5 x 33.5cm. Executed in 1921, this work is from an edition of one-hunderd signed copies, besides an edition of one-hundred and fifty unsigned copies, and twenty-five signed copies on Japanese paper, published in Mappe 2 Künstler der Brücke by Kreis graphischer Künstler und Sammler Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
“Mädchenbildnis” [Portrait of a girl], 1917
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lithograph on thick wove paper
38.0 x 37.7 cm
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May 7, 2021
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lithograph on thick wove paper by JWZanders, signed and dated HMPechstein 1917, additionally monogrammed and dated in the plate, from the edition of 59 impressions, published as sheet 9 of the portfolio "Bildnisse "in an edition of 45 impressions and as sheet 2 of the portfolio" Heads "in an edition of 14 impressions, image size 37.7 x 38 cm, sheet size 57 x 49.3 cm, published by Fritz Gurlitt / Berlin 1919, Fechter L 192, Krüger L 215, probably slightly trimmed, margin with browned glue residue at the front, sight area slightly faded and with scattered stains, framed, (RAC)
“Mädchenbildnis” [Portrait of a girl], 1917
lithograph on thick wove paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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38.0 x 37.7 cm
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May 7, 2021
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lithograph on thick wove paper by JWZanders, signed and dated HMPechstein 1917, additionally monogrammed and dated in the plate, from the edition of 59 impressions, published as sheet 9 of the portfolio "Bildnisse "in an edition of 45 impressions and as sheet 2 of the portfolio" Heads "in an edition of 14 impressions, image size 37.7 x 38 cm, sheet size 57 x 49.3 cm, published by Fritz Gurlitt / Berlin 1919, Fechter L 192, Krüger L 215, probably slightly trimmed, margin with browned glue residue at the front, sight area slightly faded and with scattered stains, framed, (RAC)
Kuh mit Frauen (K. H290), 1923
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Woodcut, on wove paper
39.8 x 31.8 cm
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Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
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1923 Woodcut, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 8/51, with full margins. 12 1/2 x 15 11/16in (31.8 x 39.8cm) sheet 20 1/2 x 24in (52.1 x 61cm)
Kuh mit Frauen (K. H290), 1923
Woodcut, on wove paper
Mar 24, 2021
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39.8 x 31.8 cm
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1923 Woodcut, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 8/51, with full margins. 12 1/2 x 15 11/16in (31.8 x 39.8cm) sheet 20 1/2 x 24in (52.1 x 61cm)
Der Mühlengraben (The Mill Stream), 1921
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oil on canvas
100.9 x 80.9 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
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Property from a Private European Collection signed HMPechstein (lower left); signed HMPechstein, numbered XIV and titled on the reverse oil on canvas 80.9 by 100.9cm., 31¾ by 39¾in. Framed: 99.5 by 120cm., 39⅛ by 47¼in. Painted in 1921.
Der Mühlengraben (The Mill Stream), 1921
oil on canvas
Mar 19, 2021
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100.9 x 80.9 cm
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Property from a Private European Collection signed HMPechstein (lower left); signed HMPechstein, numbered XIV and titled on the reverse oil on canvas 80.9 by 100.9cm., 31¾ by 39¾in. Framed: 99.5 by 120cm., 39⅛ by 47¼in. Painted in 1921.
Großvater mit Enkel (Grandfather with grandson), 1921
Sold on Mar 18, 2021
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pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
48.1 x 58.5 cm
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€17,640
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Mar 18, 2021
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Property from a Private French Collection signed with the initials HMP and dated 1921 (upper left); inscribed Grossvater mit Enkel (on the reverse) pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper 58,5 x 48,1 cm; 23 x 19 in. (visible dimensions) Executed in 1921. We are grateful to Julia Pechstein for her assistance in cataloguing this work. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Française 1881 - 1955 Großvater mit Enkel (Grand-Père avec petit-fils) signé des initiales HMP et daté 1921 (en haut à gauche); inscrit Grossvater mit Enkel (au dos) crayon, aquarelle et gouache sur papier 58,5 x 48,1 cm; 23 x 19 in. (dimensions visibles) Exécuté en 1921. Nous remercions Julia Pechstein pour son aide dans la rédaction de cette fiche.
Großvater mit Enkel (Grandfather with grandson), 1921
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
Mar 18, 2021
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48.1 x 58.5 cm
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Mar 18, 2021
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€17,640
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Property from a Private French Collection signed with the initials HMP and dated 1921 (upper left); inscribed Grossvater mit Enkel (on the reverse) pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper 58,5 x 48,1 cm; 23 x 19 in. (visible dimensions) Executed in 1921. We are grateful to Julia Pechstein for her assistance in cataloguing this work. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Française 1881 - 1955 Großvater mit Enkel (Grand-Père avec petit-fils) signé des initiales HMP et daté 1921 (en haut à gauche); inscrit Grossvater mit Enkel (au dos) crayon, aquarelle et gouache sur papier 58,5 x 48,1 cm; 23 x 19 in. (dimensions visibles) Exécuté en 1921. Nous remercions Julia Pechstein pour son aide dans la rédaction de cette fiche.
Forest, 1934
Sold on Dec 9, 2020
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Watercolor and ink on paper
52.1 x 64.7 cm
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€15,000
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Dec 9, 2020
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Watercolor and ink on paper Signed and dated lower right "HM Pechstein 1934" H: 64.70 W: 52.10cm Watercolor and ink on paper; signed and dated lower right Lot in temporary importation The buyer will have to pay import fees, i.e. 5.5% on top of the hammer price unless he immediately re-exports the lot outside the European Union. Lot in temporary importation. In addition to the commissions and taxes, and additional import fees of 5.5% of the hammer price will be charged. The import fees can be retroceded to the purchaser on presentation of written proof of exportation outside European Union.
Forest, 1934
Watercolor and ink on paper
Dec 9, 2020
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52.1 x 64.7 cm
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Dec 9, 2020
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€15,000
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Watercolor and ink on paper Signed and dated lower right "HM Pechstein 1934" H: 64.70 W: 52.10cm Watercolor and ink on paper; signed and dated lower right Lot in temporary importation The buyer will have to pay import fees, i.e. 5.5% on top of the hammer price unless he immediately re-exports the lot outside the European Union. Lot in temporary importation. In addition to the commissions and taxes, and additional import fees of 5.5% of the hammer price will be charged. The import fees can be retroceded to the purchaser on presentation of written proof of exportation outside European Union.
Die Mütter, from: Boettcher Mappe, 1881-1955
Sold on Oct 22, 2020
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lithograph printed in black brown, 1947, on cream _simili_-Japan paper, signed and dated in pencil, presumably a proof aside from the edition of one hundred, published by the Horst Boettcher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 1948, with margins, with light-staining, framed
318 x 470 mm
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£250
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Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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MAX PECHSTEIN (1881-1955) _Die Mütter_, from: _Boettcher Mappe_ lithograph printed in black brown, 1947, on cream _simili_-Japan paper, signed and dated in pencil, presumably a proof aside from the edition of one hundred, published by the Horst Boettcher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 1948, with margins, with light-staining, framed Image 250 x 345 mm., Sheet 318 x 470 mm.
Die Mütter, from: Boettcher Mappe, 1881-1955
lithograph printed in black brown, 1947, on cream _simili_-Japan paper, signed and dated in pencil, presumably a proof aside from the edition of one hundred, published by the Horst Boettcher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 1948, with margins, with light-staining, framed
Oct 22, 2020
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318 x 470 mm
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Oct 22, 2020
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£250
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MAX PECHSTEIN (1881-1955) _Die Mütter_, from: _Boettcher Mappe_ lithograph printed in black brown, 1947, on cream _simili_-Japan paper, signed and dated in pencil, presumably a proof aside from the edition of one hundred, published by the Horst Boettcher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 1948, with margins, with light-staining, framed Image 250 x 345 mm., Sheet 318 x 470 mm.
DIE QUELLE (THE SOURCE), 1906
Sold on Jul 20, 2020
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oil on canvas
110.0 x 101.0 cm
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Jul 20, 2020
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DIE QUELLE (THE SOURCE), 1906
oil on canvas
Jul 20, 2020
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110.0 x 101.0 cm
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ZWIESPRACHE (KRÜGER H 228), 1920
Sold on Mar 19, 2020
£3,750
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Woodcut printed in colours, on laid paperimag
228.0 cm
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£3,750
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Mar 19, 2020
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ZWIESPRACHE (KRÜGER H 228), 1920
Woodcut printed in colours, on laid paperimag
Mar 19, 2020
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£3,750
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228.0 cm
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Mar 19, 2020
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£3,750