Emil Nolde, ‘Hamburg, Alsterbassin (Schiefler/Mosel R 146)’, 1910, Sotheby's

Property from the Estate of Dr. Heinrich Medicus

Schiefler's second state of two, signed in pencil, titled in another hand and inscribed 'II 19', from the edition of 21, on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper, printed by Genthe, Hamburg and Carl Sabo, Berlin.

image: 312 by 412 mm 12 1/4 by 16 1/4 in
sheet: 447 by 601 mm 17 5/8 by 23 5/8 in

About Emil Nolde

A wood carver and draftsman, Emil Nolde studied arts and crafts early on and eventually took up painting and printmaking as a full time profession at the age of 31. His intensely colored, gestural oil paintings of urban nightlife, biblical scenes, flower motifs, and landscapes are considered among the best examples of German Expressionism and admired for their intense psychological power. Traces of Primitivism are evident in his incorporation of exotic figures and masks, especially in his later watercolors inspired by a journey to the South Pacific. Likewise, among Die Brücke, a group of German Expressionists with whom he was associated, Nolde was considered the preeminent intaglio printmaker. He achieved rich tonal effects and textural results with a unique treatment of the copper plate.

German, 1867-1956, Nolde, South Jutland, Denmark