Lovis Corinth, ‘Leda mit dem Schwan (Leda and the Swan)’, 1924, Childs Gallery

Muller 857, iv/V. Signed and dated in the plate lower right: "L. Corinth / 1924". Signed in pencil lower right margin: "Lovis Corinth"; inscribed in pencil lower left margin: "4 zustand (4th state)". A fine impression in fine condition, with deckled edges. Sheet measures 10 3/4 X 13 3/4 inches. From the collection of Professor and Mrs. Daniel Bell, Cambridge, MA.

About Lovis Corinth

A leading figure of the Berlin Secession, Lovis Corinth worked as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, bridging the stylistic gap between impressionism and German expressionism with naturalism as a common thread. Best known for his portraits and landscape paintings, Corinth favored themes of love, sexuality, and death. While Corinth sought to capture the body’s fleshy nature and exaggerated gestures in his portraits, his landscapes are more traditional and emphasize overall compositional balance. After a stroke left him partially paralyzed in 1911, Corinth’s brushstrokes grew vigorously uninhibited, echoing the work of Dutch painters Frans Hals and Rembrandt. Corinth’s self-portraits, created as a means of stylistic and allegorical exploration, also grew more cerebral in his later years.

German, 1858-1925, Gvardeysk, Russia

Group Shows

2012
Lentos Kunstmuseum, 
Linz, Austria,
Der nackte Mann