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Leonard Baskin
Man with Pomegranate 1968. Laminated walnut. Signed and dated, back of base. 31" x 12" (78.7 x 30.5 cm). Jaffe p. 215.

Recent Acquisitions

(And Some Thoughts on the Current Art Market)

July 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

ARTISTS

Baskin, Leonard

Beckmann, Max

Dix, Otto

Heckel, Erich

Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig

Klimt, Gustav

Kokoschka, Oskar

Kolbe, Georg

Kollwitz, Käthe

Moses, Anna Mary Robertson ("Grandma")

Motesiczky, Marie-Louise

Mueller, Otto

Nolde, Emil

Schiele, Egon

Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl


CHECKLIST

LEONARD BASKIN (American, 1922-2000)

 

1. Man with Pomegranate

1968. Laminated walnut. Signed and dated in wood, back of base. 31" x 12" x 11 3/4” (78.7 x 30.5 x 29.9 cm). Jaffe p. 215.

 

MAX BECKMANN (German, 1884-1950)

 

2. Dinner Party

Circa 1919. Woodcut on thin cream laid Japan paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "Probedruck" (trial proof), lower left. 12" x 4" (30.2 x 10 cm). One of six documented trial proofs; probably hand-printed by the artist. Hofmaier 158/A.

 

3. The Tall Man

1921. Etching on cream wove paper, worked over in ink. Signed and dated, lower right, and inscribed "Luftschaukel (Handprobedruck)” (Air-Swing [hand-pulled proof]), lower left. 12" x 8 1/8" (30.5 x 20.6 cm). Plate 5 from the cycle Der Jahrmarkt (The Annual Fair). Unique proof of the first state, hand-printed and extensively worked over by the artist in anticipation of additions and alterations to the plate in the second state. Hofmaier 195/I.

 

4. Portrait of Irma Simon

1924. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated, upper right. 48" x 23 5/8" (122 x 60 cm). Göpel 235, page 84.

 

OTTO DIX (German, 1891-1969)

 

5. Seated Female Nude

1926. Pencil on cream wove paper. Signed, lower right. 25 7/8" x 19 1/2" (65.5 x 49.5 cm). Lorenz NSk 4.2.20.

 

6. Portrait of the Singer Elisabeth Stüntzner

1932. Oil and tempera over plaster ground on canvas, mounted on wood panel. Initialed and dated, lower right. 39" x 27 1/8" (99.1 x 68.9 cm). Löffler 1932/17.

 

ERICH HECKEL (German, 1883-1970)

 

7. Seated Female Model

1907. Woodcut on heavy greenish wove paper. Signed and dated "06," lower right. 8 1/4" x 5 7/8" (21 x 14.9 cm). Dube H. 138.

 

8. Portrait of a Girl

1912. Pencil on heavy cream laid paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 22 1/8” x 15” (55.3 x 38.3 cm).

 

9. Resting Woman (Siddi Heckel)

1913. Watercolor, gouache and charcoal on heavy white wove paper. Signed, lower right, nd inscribed "Frau" (Woman), lower left. Pencil drawing of a landscape, verso. 19 1/2" x 15 3/8" (49.5 x 39.1 cm).

 

10. Reading Woman

1920. Watercolor, gouache and pencil on thin cream laid paper. Signed, titled and dated, lower right. Pencil drawing of sailboats, verso. 18 1/8" x 14 3/4" (46 x 37.5 cm).

 

ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER (German, 1880-1938)

 

11. Girl

1919. Lithograph on smooth yellow Velin paper. Signed and inscribed “2 Zustand” (2nd state), lower right. Estate stamp and registration number, “L380II,” verso. 12 5/8" x 10 5/8" (32.1 x 27 cm). One of two known impressions; hand-printed by the artist. Gercken 981/II.

 

12. Two Men

Circa 1920. Watercolor, brush and ink and graphite on heavy tan laid paper. Estate stamp, verso. 18 7/8" x 12 3/8" (48 x 31.5 cm).

 

13. Couple (Lovers)

1921. Woodcut on heavy off-white wove paper. Estate stamp and registration number "H 444 II," verso. 15 3/4" x 23 5/8" (40 x 60 cm). One of six known impressions; hand-printed by the artist. To be included in Volume V of Günther Gercken’s catalogue raisonné; 1253/III. Dube H. 438/III.

 

14. Portrait of a Husband and Wife (Mr. and Mrs. Schiefler)

1923. Woodcut on heavy tan wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "Eigendruck" (hand-print), lower left. 26 1/4" x 15" (66.7 x 38.1 cm). One of five known impressions; hand-printed by the artist. To be included in Volume V of Günther Gercken’s catalogue raisonné; 1373/III. Dube H. 506/I.

 

GUSTAV KLIMT (Austrian, 1862-1918)

 

15. Tragedy

1898. Pencil and black crayon on soft, heavy tan wove paper. Estate stamp, lower right. 18" x 12 3/8" (45.7 x 31.4 cm). Study for the drawing of the same title, published in Ver Sacrum (Strobl 340). Strobl 337.

 

16. Poster for the First Exhibition of the Vienna Secession

1898. Color lithograph on thin cream wove paper. 24 7/8" x 17 7/8" (63 x 45.5 cm). Printed by the Lith. Anstalt v. Albert Berger and published by the Vereinigung bildender Künstler Österreichs, Vienna.

 

17. Lovers, Facing Right

1914. Pencil on cream wove paper. Estate stamp, lower right. 22" x 14 1/2" (55.9 x 36.8 cm). Strobl 2452.

 

18. Two Reclining Female Nudes

1917. Pencil on thin cream wove paper. Estate stamp, lower right. 14 3/4" x 22 1/2" (37.5 x 57.2 cm). Study for Freundinnen II (Girlfriends II) (Weidinger 236). Strobl 2818.

 

19. Portrait of a Girl with Braids

1917-18. Pencil, crayon, red and blue pencil on cream wove paper. Estate stamp, lower left. 22 3/8" x 14 3/4" (56.8 x 37.5 cm). Study for the painting The Bridge (Weidinger 252). Strobl 3052.

 

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (Austrian, 1886-1980)

 

20. The Dreaming Youths

1908. Illustrated book with eight color lithoraphs and three line engravings. Numbered XII inside back cover. 9 5/8" x 11 3/4" (24.4 x 29.8 c,). One of 275 copies (from a total of 500 printed by the Wiener Werkstätte in 1908) published in 1917 by Kurt Wolff. Wingler/Weltz 22-29.

 

21. Pietà -- "It is Enough"

1914. Charcoal on yellowish paper. Drawing for plate 11 from the cycle O Ewigkeit-Du Donnerwort; "Bachkantate" (O Eternity, Thou Word of Thunder "Bach Cantata") (Weidinger/Strobl 656).

 

22. Galatea

1953. Oil on canvas. Initialed OK, lower left. 35 7/8" x 28" (91.1 x 71.1 cm). Wingler 379.

 

GEORG KOLBE (German, 1877-1947)

 

23. Kneeling Woman

1928. Bronze with medium brown patina. Monogrammed and inscribed "III" on the right knee. Numbered 3, sole of left foot. 20 1/4" x 9 1/8" x 8 1/8” (51.4 x 23.2 x 20.6 cm). One of approximately 20 casts, of which 14 were made during the artist's lifetime. Berger 11.

 

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (German, 1867-1945)

 

24. Self-Portrait at the Table

Circa 1900. Etching on cream wove paper. Signed, lower right, and signed by O. Felsing, lower left. 7 1/8" x 5 1/8" (18.1 x 13 cm). Early, rare impression, before the numbered edition published in 1918. Knesebeck 21/IIIc.

 

25. Storming the Gate

Circa 1900. Etching on ivory wove paper. Signed, lower right; signed by Felsing, and numbered 11/50, lower left. 9 3/8" x 11 5/8" (23.8 x 29.5 cm). Plate 5 from the cycle Ein Weberaufstand (A Weaver's Revolt). From the edition of 50 numbered impressions, published by Richter in 1918. Knesebeck 37/IIc.

 

26. The Plowmen

1907. Etching on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower right. 12 3/8" x 17 7/8" (31.4 x 45.4 cm). Plate 1 from the cycle Bauernkrieg (Peasant War). From the first edition published in 1908. Knesebeck 99/VIIIb.

 

27. Self-Portrait

1912. Etching on cream wove paper. Signed, lower right, and signed by O. Felsing, lower left. 5 1/2" x 3 7/8" (14 x 10 cm). Before the deluxe edition of 50 signed impressions on this paper. Knesebeck 126/VIIa.

 

28. Waiting (Fear)

1914. Photo-lithograph on heavy off-white simile Japan paper. Signed, lower right. 13" x 9 5/8" (33 x 24.5 cm). Published by von der Becke, circa 1931. Knesebeck 132/B.

 

29. Self-Portrait

1915. Lithograph on heavy textured cream paper. Signed, lower right. 10 3/4" x 9 3/8" (27.3 x 23.8 cm). From the edition published by von der Becke in 1931. Knesebeck 134/e.

 

30. Pensive Woman

1920. Lithograph on heavy cream Japan paper. Signed, lower right; Fritz Gurlitt chop, lower left. 11 3/8" x 10 3/8" (29 x 26.4 cm). From the edition of 130 impressions included in the Arno Holz portfolio, published by Fritz Gurlitt, Berlin, in 1923. Knesebeck 161/d.

 

31. Mothers, Give of Your Abundance!

1926. Lithograpg on cream watermarked laid paper. Signed, lower right. 13 1/2" x 12 5/8" (34.4 x 32.1 cm). One of four known impressions from this state. Knesebeck 227/Ic.

 

32. Visit to the Children's Hospital

1926. Lithograph on cream wove paper. Signed, lower right. 10 3/4" x 13 3/8" (27.3 x 34 cm). From the edition for the members of the Vereinigung Freunde graphischer Kunst Leipzig (Association of the Friends of Graphic Art, Leipzig). Knesebeck 228/Ic.

 

33. Self-Portrait in Profile

1927. Lithograph on cream wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 12 3/4" x 11 7/8" (32.1 x 29.9 cm). One of a few proofs before the edition. Knesebeck 235/a.

 

34. Two Chatting Women with Two Children

1930. Lithograph on heavy white wove paper. Signed, lower right. 11 7/8" x 10 1/4" (30.2 x 26 cm). From the edition of about 150 unnumbered impressions. Knesebeck 250/c.

 

ANNA MARY ROBERSTON ("GRANDMA") MOSES (American, 1860-1961)

 

35. Winter Scene with House

Circa 1940. Worsted embroidery. 8" x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Kallir 70W.

 

36. Over the River to Grandma's House on Thanksgiving

1942. Oil on pressed wood. Signed, lower left. 8" x 18 1/8" (20.3 x 46 cm). Kallir 155a.

 

37. The Frog Pond

1949. Oil on pressed wood. Signed, lower left. 7 1/4" x 12 1/8" (18.4 x 30.8 cm). Kallir 781.

 

38. The Old Carpenter Home

1951. Oil on pressed wood. Signed, lower left. 12 7/8" x 15 7/8" (32.7 x 40.3 cm). Kallir 994.

 

39. Thanksgiving

1956. Oil on pressed wood. Signed, lower right. 16" x 24" (40.6 x 61 cm). Kallir 1228.

 

40. Busy Time

1959. Oil on pressed wood. Signed and dated, lower right. 16" x 24" (40.6 x 61 cm). Kallir 1429.

 

41. The Ice is Good

1961. Oil on pressed wood. Signed, lower left. 16" x 24" (40.6 x 61 cm). Kallir 1499.

 

MARIE-LOUISE MOTESICZKY (Austrian, 1906-1996)

 

42. Henriette von Motesiczky

1959. Oil on canvas. Initialed and dated, lower right. 36" x 32" (91.4 x 81.3 cm). Schlenker 160.

 

OTTO MUELLER (German, 1874-1930)

 

43. Two Gypsy Children in Front of a Hut

1926-27. Lithograph in five colors on thin brownish wove paper. Otto Mueller estate stamp, verso. 27 5/8" x 19 7/8" (70.2 x 50.2 cm). From the cycle Zigeuner (Gypsies). From an edition 60 of unnumbered impressions. Karsch 162/IIIB.

 

44. Gyspy with Child in Front of Covered Wagon

1926-27. Lithograph in three colors on thin brownish wove paper. Signed, lower center. 26 3/4" x 19 7/8" (67.9 x 50.2 cm). From the cycle Zigeuner (Gypsies). From an edition of 60 unnumbered impressions. Karsch 165.

 

EMIL NOLDE (German, 1867-1956)

 

45. Church and Boat, Sonderburg

1907/1915. Color lithograph on heavy tan wove paper. Signed, lower right, and titled, lower center; inscribed "Aufl. Ne. 26" (Edition No. 26), lower left. 19 1/4" x 12 7/8" (48.9 x 32.7 cm). From the edition of 29 numbered impressions in three colors. Schiefler/Mosel L. 21/II.

 

46. Big Windmill

1907-1915. Lithograph in three colors on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "In dieser Fassung ein Druck" (in this version one impression) by the artist's wife, lower left. 19 1/2" x 13 1/4" (49.5 x 33.7 cm). Unique impression. Schiefler/Mosel L. 23/II.

 

47. Head of an Apostle

1909. Watercolor and pen and ink on thin watermarked cream wove paper. Signed, lower right. 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" (26.7 x 21 cm). Dated and authenticated by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, May 7, 2017.

 

48. Young Girl III

1912. Woodcut on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower right, and titled, lower center. 11 5/8" x 8 7/8" (29.6 x 22.2 cm). One of approximately 19 impressions. Schiefler/Mosel H. 108.

 

49. Portrait of a Young Woman with Dark Hair

Circa 1935. Watercolor on Japan paper. Signed, lower right. 19" x 13 7/8" (48.3 x 35.2 cm). Authenticated by Prof. Martin Urban, November 29, 1989

 

50. Portrait of Ada, the Artist's Wife

Watercolor on Japan paper. Signed, lower right. 18 5/8" x 14" (47.3 x 35.6 cm).

 

EGON SCHIELE (Austrian, 1890-1918)

 

51. Baby

1910. Pencil on tan wove paper. Initialed "S" and dated, lower right. 22" x 14 1/2" (55.9 x 36.8 cm). Kallir D. 392.

 

52. Seated Female Nude, Back View

1911. Goauche and pencil on tan wove paper. Initialed and dated, lower right. 17 1/2" x 12 1/8" (44.5 x 30.7 cm). Kallir D. 810.

 

53. Standing Female in Shirt with Black Stockings and Red Scarf

1911. Gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper. Initialed "S" and dated, lower left. 21 1/2" x 14 3/4" (54.7 x 37.6 cm). Kallir D. 817.

 

54. Reclining Nude with Raised Legs

1914. Black crayon on cream wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 19" x 12 3/4" (48.3 x 32.4 cm). Kallir D. 1562.

 

55. Work Shed in Hilly Terrain

1915. Pencil on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed, dated and inscribed "Oktober" (October), lower right. 12 5/8" x 19 1/2" (32 x 49.5 cm). Kallir D. 1809.

 

56. Portrait of an Officer (Josef Duras)

1916. Gouache, watercolor and pencil on cream wove pper. Signed and dated, lower right; signed by the subject, lower left. 16 1/2" x 11 1/2" (41.9 x 29.2 cm). Kallir D. 1851.

 

57. Seated Female Nude, without Head

1918. Black crayon on smooth cream wove paper. Signed and dated, lower center. 18 1/4" x 11 5/8" (46.3 x 29.5 cm). Kallir D. 2357.

 

58. Female Nude, Back View

1918. Black crayon on tan wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. Estate stamp, verso. 18 1/8" x 11 3/8" (46 x 28.9 cm). Kallir D. 2402.

 

59. Poster for the 49th Secession Exhibition

1918. Lithograph in black, yellow and reddish brown on thin yellowish poster paper. 26 3/4" x 21" (67.9 x 53.3 cm). Kallir G. 15/b.

 

KARL SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF (German, 1884-1976)

 

60. Woman with Arms Crossed

1913. Woodcut on heavy watermarked laid paper. Signed, lower rgiht. 10 5/8" x 7 7/8" (27 x 20 cm).