Max Liebermann, ‘Zwei holländische Mädchen’, ca. 1882, Ludorff

With the label of Galerie Thannhauser, Munich on the verso
The work has been registered for the addendum of the catalogue raisonné currently being
prepared by Prof. Dr. Matthias Eberle, Berlin as no. 1882/10a
The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Prof. Dr. Matthias Eberle, Berlin

Signature: Signed

Moderne Galerie Tannhauser München, Nachtragswerk II, Munich 1917, plate 60

Galerie Thannhauser, Munich (1917); Kunsthaus Lempertz Cologne (1959); Stuttgarter
Kunstkabinett (1962); Private Collection Switzerland

About Max Liebermann

A pioneering painter of common life, Max Liebermann is considered the foremost German impressionist and one of the most important figures of modern art. Liebermann’s early devotion to painting the everyday is exemplified by his first exhibited painting Women Plucking Geese (1872), which earned him the moniker the “disciple of the ugly” due to its stark contrast to the romanticized work that was popular in Germany at the time. Liebermann studied modern painting technique in France and the Netherlands, encountering both French impressionism and the work of The Hague School. These influences led to a departure from traditional modes and genres and inspired Liebermann to experiment with light and color, further detaching his art from concrete subject matter. The artist brought the concepts and techniques of impressionism to Germany, and his paintings on a wide range of subjects both commonplace and bourgeois occupy a lasting place in the artistic canon.

German, 1847-1935, Berlin, Germany