Nolde, Emil — Steamer under a violet sky on the high seas




Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser


(Nolde 1867-1959 Seebüll) Watercolour. Signed lower right; label of the Stuttgart Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer with the handwritten number ''461'' on verso. Visible size 33 x 46 cm; tanned under glass - Provenance: recent from a private collection in southern Germany. - A recent expert opinion by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther confirms that the watercolour is undoubtedly by the hand of the artist. As to provenance, it is stated that it comes from the collection of the Swiss pharmacist, merchant and wholesaler of pharmaceutical products Dr. Richard Doetsch-Benzinger, patron of the Kunstmuseum Basel. After his death, a large part of his collection, with which he had bequeathed the Kunstmuseum Basel in his will, was auctioned off by the Stuttgart Kunstkabinett under Roman Ketterer on 20/21 May 1960 due to family inheritance disputes, including eight paintings and 33 watercolours and drawings by Emil Nolde, among them the present sea watercolour with the smoking steamer, titled ''Dampfer mit großer Rauchfahne unter violettem Himmel''.

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