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Oskar Kokoschka
The Dreaming Youths 1908. Illustrated book with eight color lithographs and three line engravings. Numbered XII inside back cover. 9 5/8" x 11 3/4" x 3/8" (24.4 x 29.8 x 96.5 cm). One of 275 copies (from a total of 500 printed by the Wiener Werkstätte in 1908) published in 1917 by Kurt Wolff. Wingler/Welz 22-29.

Drawing The Line

Realism and Abstraction in Expressionist Art

March 20, 2018 - July 6, 2018

ARTISTS

Beckmann, Max

Dix, Otto

Feininger, Lyonel

Gerstl, Richard

Grosz, George

Heckel, Erich

Kandinsky, Wassily

Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig

Klee, Paul

Kokoschka, Oskar

Kubin, Alfred

Macke, August

Marc, Franz

Mueller, Otto

Nolde, Emil

Pechstein, Hermann Max

Schiele, Egon

Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl


CHECKLIST

MAX BECKMANN (German, 1884-1950)

 

1. 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.

 

2. 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 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.

 

3. Merry-Go-Round

1921. Drypoing on laid Japan paper. Signed and with Marées Gesellschaft chop, lower right. 20 7/8" x 15" (53 x 38.1 cm). Plate 7 from the cycle The Annual Fair. From the edition of 75 impressions on this paper. Hofmaier 197/IIBa.

 

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.

 

5. Reclining Woman

1945. Pen, ink and pencil on watermarked laid paper. Signed, dated and inscribed "A," lower right. 13" x 14 1/8" (33 x 35.9 cm). Study for Afternoon (Göpel 724).

 

OTTO DIX (German, 1891-1969)

 

6. Madonna

1914. Watercolor, gouahce, ink and pencil on thin off-white wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right; titled and inscribed "Z. 3081," lower center. 19 5/8" x 16 7/8" (49.8 x 42.9 cm). Pfäffle A/G 1914/2.

 

7. Trench with House

1915. Pencil on off-white watermarked laid paper. Signed, lower right. 11 3/8" x 8 1/4" (28.9 x 21 cm). Lorenz WK 5.3.19.

 

8. Grenade Crater in a House

1916. Pencil on heavy tan wove paper. Signed, lower right. 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" (28.6 x 28.6 cm). Lorenz WK 5.3.24.

 

9. Soldier

Circa 1917. Black chalk on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, upper right. 16" x 5 1/2" (40.6 x 39.4 cm). Lorenz WK 6.4.27.

 

10. Apotheosis

1919. Woodcut on off-white wove paper. Signed and titled, lower right; inscribed "Handdruck" (hand-pulled print), lower left. 11 1/8" x 7 7/8" (28.3 x 20 cm). One of a few hand-pulled proofs before the edition of 30 impressions published in 1922. Karsch 30/a.

 

11. Street Noise

1920. Woodcut on white wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right, and titled, lower center; numbered 25/30, lower left. 19 7/8" x 9 1/4" (50.5 x 23.5 cm). Plate 4 from the portfolio Woodcuts II: 9 Woodcuts. From the edition of 30 impressions. Karsch 26/Bb.

 

12. Reclining Female Semi-Nude

1929. Red crayon on thin cream wove paper. Signed, upper right. 12 1/4" x 17 5/8" (31.1 x 44.8 cm). Lorenz NSk 12.3.3.

 

13. The Madam

1923. Color lithograph on beige laid paper. Signed, lower right, and numbered 64/65, lower left. 19" x 14 1/2" (48.3 x 36.8 cm). From the edition of 65 impressions. Karsch 69/II.

 

14. Mediterranean Sailor

1923. Lithograph on heavy smooth off-white wove paper. Signed, lower right, and numbered 4/55, lower left. 18 1/2" x 12 1/2" (47 x 31.8 cm). From a total edition of 55 impressions. Karsch 59/b.

 

LYONEL FEININGER (German-American, 1871-1956)

 

15. Ballstedt

1925. Pen, ink and watercolor on thin cream laid paper. Signed, lower left, and dated, lower right; titled, lower center. 12 1/2" x 16 5/8" (31.8 x 42.2 cm). Private collection.

 

16. Linderbach

1923. Pen, ink and charocal on heavy brown wove paper. Signed, lower left, and dated, lower right; titled, lower center. 11" x 12 3/4" (27.9 x 32.4 cm). Private collection.

 

RICHARD GERSTL (Austrian, 1883-1908)

 

17. Nude in Garden

1908. Oil on canvas. Estate stamp, verso. 47 5/8" x 39" (121.1 x 99.1 cm). Kallir 48. Private collection.

 

GEORGE GROSZ (German 1893-1959)

 

18. Eccentric Dance

1914. Pencil on thin cream laid Velin paper. Titled, lower center. Estate stamp, no. 5-183-6, verso. 11 3/8" x 8 7/8" (29 x 22.5 cm).

 

19. Reclining Female Nude with Upraised Head

1927. Pencil on heavy tan wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "III/27," upper right corner. 12 3/8" x 17 3/8" (31.4 x 44.1 cm).

 

ERICH HECKEL (German, 1883-1970)

 

20. Head of a Woman

1907. Lithograph on heavy yellowish Bütten paper. Signed and dated "08," lower right; inscribed "Handdruck v. Stein" (hand-print from the stone) and titled, lower left. 12 7/8" x 10 1/4" (32.7 x 26 cm). One of between seven and ten impressions. Dube L. 16.

 

21. Singing Girl

1907. Woodcut on heavy brown wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right, and titled, lower left. 8 1/4" x 6" (21 x 15.2 cm). Rare. Dube H. 102.

 

22. Seated Female Model

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

 

23. Squatting Girl

1907. Lithograph on thin off-white wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 10 3/8" x 12 5/8" (26.4 x 32.1 cm). One of three known impressions. Dube L. 44A.

 

24. Couple

1910. Colored woodcut on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower right. Inscribed "Das Paar, Farbholzschnitt" (Couple, color woodcut), verso. 10 5/8" x 14" (27 x 35.6 cm). Extremely rare. Dube H. 186/I. Private collection.

 

25. Factory

1910. Woodcut on thin cream Japan paper. Signed and dated "08," lower right, and titled, lower left. 11 1/8" x 14" (28.3 x 35.6 cm). One of approximately 14 known impressions. Dube H. 195/II.

 

26. Stralsund

1912. Woodcut on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 12 1/4" x 14 3/8" (31.1 x 36.5 cm). Outside the edition of 40 impressions. Dube H. 243A.

 

27. High Shore (Beach at Osterholz)

1913. Brush and ink on cream wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right, and titled, verso. 19 5/8" x 11 7/8" (49.8 x 30.2 cm).

 

28. Sunrise

1914. Woodcut on heavy cream Japan paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 9 7/8" x 12 3/4" (25.1 x 32.4 cm). Proof of the second state, before the editions of 100 signed and 150 unsigned impressions published in 1921. Dube H. 284/IIA.

 

WASSILY KANDINSKY (French (Born Russian), 1866-1944)

 

29. Archer

1908-09. Colored woodcut on cream watermarked laid paper. Signed, lower rgiht. 6 1/2" x 6" (16.5 x 15.2 cm). Roethel 79. Private collection.

 

30. Small Worlds

1922. Portfolio of twelve prints (six lithographs, four drypoints, and two woodcuts). Title page dedicated to Ilse and Walter Gropius, lower left. Individual prints signed, lower right. 10 1/2" x 11 7/8" (26.7 x 30 cm). From the edition of 230 portfolios published by Propyläen-Verlag, Berlin, 1922, and printed by the Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar. Private collection.

 

ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER (German, 1880-1938)

 

31. Signet of the Artists Group Brücke/Program of the Artists Group Brücke

1906. Two woodcuts on thin cream laid paper. 4 7/8" x 2" (12.6 x 5 cm) and 6" x 3" (15.2 x 7.5 cm). One of two known impressions combining both images on a single sheet; hand-printed by the artist. To be included in Volume VII of Günther Gercken's catalogue raisonné. Dube H. 694 and H. 696.

 

32. Archer in Moritzburg (Erich Heckel)

1909. Pen and ink on brownish paper. Estate stamp and registration numbers, "F Dre/Bf 6," "C 2110" and "K 4901," verso. 17 1/4" x 13" (43.8 x 33 cm). Registered with the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern, Switzerland.

 

33. Dance Group (Three Dancers)

Circa 1910. Pencil on cream wove paper. Numbered 15, verso. 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" (21 x 15.9 cm). Registered with the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern, Switzerland.

 

34. Man and Woman Dancing

Circa 1916. Graphite on thin off-white wove paper. 6 3/8" x 7 7/8" (16.2 x 20 cm). Registered with the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern, Switzerland. Formerly collection Robert Lehman.

 

35. Fanny in Armchair (Fanny Wocke)

1916. Lithograph on thin yellow wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "Handdruck" (hand-print), lower left. Titled "Fanny" and with estate stamp and registration number, L450, verso. 23 1/4" x 19 3/4" (59 x 50 cm). One of seven known impressions; hand-printed by the artist. Gercken 813.

 

36. Making Hay

1924. Drypoint in brown on heavt white wove paper. Signed and numbered "111," lower right; titled and dated, lower center. Estate stamp and registration number, R 489 II, verso. 11 3/4" x 9 7/8" (29.8 x 25.1 cm). One of six known impressions. To be included in Volume VI of Günther Gercken's catalogue raisonné; 1466/II. Dube R. 510.

 

PAUL KLEE (Swiss, 1879-1940)

 

37. Hoffmannesque Scene

1921. Lithograph in four colors on heavy cream wove paper. 12 1/2" x 9" (31.8 x 22.9 cm). Kornfeld 82/IIA. Private collection.

 

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (Austrian, 1886-1980)

 

38. Wiener Werkstätte Postcards

1906-08. Five color lithographs on heavy card stock. Each 4 7/8" x 3 1/8" (12.1 x 7.9 cm). Published by the Wiener Werkstätte. Wingler/Welz, 3, 4, 14, 15 and 17.

 

39. The Dreaming Youths

1908. Illustrated book with eight color lithographs and three line engravings. Numbered XII inside back cover. 9 5/8" x 11 3/4" x 3/8" (24.4 x 29.8 x 0.9 cm). One of 275 copies (from a total of 500 printed by the Wiener Werkstäyye in 1908) published in 1917 by Kurt Wolff. Wingler/Welz 22-29.

 

40. Sleeping Woman in a Deck Shair (Alma Mahler)

1913. Red crayon on thin tan wove paper. Initialed, lower left. 13 5/8" x 8 7/8" (34.6 x 22.5 cm). From a series of drawings of Alma Mahler on a balcony in Naples. Weidinger/Strobl 521.

 

41. The Last Judgement

1913. Chalk, pen and ink on thin cream tracing paper. Initialed, lower right. 14 3/4" x 11 5/8" (37.5 x 29.5 cm). Study for the lithograph Columbus in Chains (Wingler/Welz 45). Weidinger/Strobl 531.

 

ALFRED KUBIN (Austrian, 1877-1959)

 

42. Saint Christopher

Circa 1912-15. Pen and ink on buff laid paper. Signed, lower right, and titled, lower left. 14 1/8" x 10 3/8" (35.9 x 26.3 cm).

 

43. Witches' Sabbath

1918. Pen and ink on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower rgiht, and titled "Walpurgisnacht," lower left. 10 1/4" x 14 1/8" (26 x 35.9 cm).

 

AUGUST MACKE (German,1887-1914)

 

44. Greeting

1922. Linocut on heavy beige wove paper. Bauhaus blindstamp, lower left edge. Inscribed "August Macke: Begrußung" by Elisabeth Macke, verso. 9 5/8" x 8 7/8" (24.4 x 22.5 cm). Plate 8 from the portfolio Bauhaus Prints: New European Graphics, publihed by Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar, 1921.

 

FRANZ MARC (German, 1880-1916)

 

45. Fantastic Creature

1912. Color woodcut on white laid tissue paper. Signed, lower left. 5 3/4" x 8 5/8" (14.6 x 21.9 cm). One of 60 impressions included in the deluxe edition of The Blaue Reiter Almanac, published by Reinhard Piper & Co., Munich, 1912. Hoberg/Jansen 24/3. Private collection.

 

46. The Shepherdess

1912. Woodcut on cream Japan paper. Stamped "Handdruck vom Originalholzstock bestätigt" (authorized hand-print from the original wood block) and signed by Maria Marc, verso. 8 3/4" x 3" (22.2 x 7.6 cm). From the first edition of 21 known prints. Hoberg/Jansen 29/1.

 

47. Genesis II

1914. Woodcut in black, yellow and green on thin off-white laid paper. 9 1/2" x 7 7/8" (24.1 x 20 cm). Three color print printed from three blocks. Hoberg/Jansen 42/2.

 

OTTO MUELLER (German, 1874-1930)

 

48. Nude Girl in Front of a Mirror

1924. Lithograph on heavy beige Bütten paper. Signed, lower right. 15 1/2" x 11 3/8" (39.4 x 28.9 cm). From the edition of approximately 20 unnumbered impressions. Karsch 132/a.

 

49. Two Standing Girls

Circa 1928. Gouache and charcoal on orange wove paper. Signed, and with Otto Mueller estate stamp, verso. 26 1/8" x 19 1/4" (66.4 x 48.9 cm).

 

EMIL NOLDE (German, 1867-1956)

 

50. 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). Authenticated by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, May 7, 2017.

 

51. Hamburg, Church of St. Catherina

1910 Etching on heavy, cream watermarked laid paper. Signed, lower right, and titled, lower left. 16 1/4" x 12 3/8" (41.3 x 31.4 cm). One of 13 impressions in this state. Schiefler/Mosel R 143/II.

 

52. Christ and the Sinner

1911. Etching on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed, lower right. 11 7/8" x 9 3/4" (30.2 x 24.8 cm). One of 6 impressions in this state. Schiefler/Mosel R 155/V.

 

53. Prophet

1912. Woodcut on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower right, and titled, lower left. Inscribed "Weihnachten 1937" (Christmas 1937), lower right margin. 12 3/4" x 8 7/8" (32.2 x 22.7 cm). From an edition of between 20 and 30 impressions. Schiefler/Mosel H 110.

 

54. Woman, Man, Servant

1918. Etching on heavy white wove paper. Signed, lower right, and titled, lower margin. 10 3/8" x 8 5/8" (26.2 x 21.9 cm). One of 18 impressions in this state. Schiefler/Mosel 192/I.

 

HERMANN MAX PECHSTEIN (German, 1881-1955)

 

55. Sick Man (Erich Heckel?)

1908. Lithograph on off-white wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 16 7/8" x 12 3/4" (42.9 x 32.4 cm). Extremely rare. Krüger L. 32.

 

56. Sleeping Woman

1908. Lithograph on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right, and inscribed "Eigendruck" (hand-print), lower left. HN collector's stamp, lower left edge. 17 1/8" x 12 3/4" (43.5 x 32.4 cm). Hand-printed by the artist. Krüger L. 18.

 

57. Dance V

1910. Color lithograph on heavy cream wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right, and titled, lower left. 10 5/8" x 12 1/4" (27 x 31.1 cm). One of between five and ten impressions; hand-printed by the artist. Krüger L. 129.

 

58. Standing Female Nude

Circa 1910. Watercolor and gouache on heavy brown wove paper, mounted on cardboard. Initialed, lower right. 20 1/2" x 15 1/8" (52.1 x 38.4 cm).

 

59. Reclining Female Nude

1914. Watercolor and crayon on thin cream tissue paper. Initialed and dated, center right. 12 7/8" x 19 3/8" (32.7 x 49.2 cm).

 

EGON SCHIELE (Austrian, 1890-1918)

 

60. Two Peasant Women

1908. Colored crayon on heavy brown wove paper. Initialed and dated, lower left. Inscribed "Hirschbergen 1908," verso. 6 3/4" x 7 7/8" (17.1 x 20 cm). Kallir D. 246a.

 

61. 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.

 

62. Study for a Never-Executed Painting

1911. Watercolor, gouahce and pencil on heavy cream wove paper. 4 1/8" x 6 3/8" (10.3 x 16.3 cm). Kallir D. 981. Private collection.

 

63. Study for a Never-Executed Painting

1912. Watercolor, gouache and pencil o heavy cream graph paper. Initialed and dated, lower left. 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" (20.8 x 29.7 cm). Kallir D. 1193. Private collection.

 

64. 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. 2404.

 

65. Poser 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)

 

66. Portrait of a Boy

1907. Lithgraph on heavy cream wove paper. Signed and dated, lower right. 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" (36.2 x 24.8 cm). Rare. Schapire L. 23.

 

67. Near the Fishing Nets

1914. Woodcut on heavy, cream watermarked laid paper. Signed, lower right. 15 3/4" x 19 1/2" (40 x 49.5 cm). Plate 5 from the portfolio 10 Woodcuts by Schmidt-Rottluff, published by Graphischen Kabinett Neumann, Berlin. From the edition of 75 impressions. Schapire H. 165.

 

68. Head of a Woman

1915. Woodcut on beige watermarked JWZ laid paper. Signed, lower right. 14 1/8" x 11 1/2" (35.9 x 29.2 cm). Schapire H. 184.

 

69. Head (Portrait of a Woman)

1919. Woodcut on heavy cream wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "1929," lower left. 19 1/2" x 15 5/8" (49.5 x 39.7 cm). Schapire H. 256.