ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER 1880-1938 (German)

Aschaffenburg 1880 – 1938 Davos

Title: Ball Playing Nudes | Ballspielende Akte, 1932

Technique: Chalk Drawing on Smooth Wove Paper

Paper size: 44 x 36.2 cm. / 17.3 x 14.3 in.

Additional Information: This is a chalk drawing by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. It is inscribed with brown ink “KSM7” in brown ink, verso. Additionally, it is inscribed E966 in pencil, verso.
It is annotated in pencil in the lower right corner.

Provenance: Christian Laely, Davos/Paris Dr. Gervais, Zurich; 1938 Private Collection, Frankfurt am Main Kunsthandlung Karl Vonderbank, Frankfurt a. M. in 1973, The drawing is documented in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner archive, Wichtrach/Bern under number 3029.

Literature and Illustration Auktion 137: Moderne Kunst des neunzehnten und zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. […]. Bern, Kornfeld und Klipstein, 17.–19.6.1970, cat. no. 631

Condition: Very good condition. A 24 mm. repaired tear at the lower left sheet edge. Soft creasing to the lower right sheet corner. Remnants of hinging tape, at the upper sheet edge, verso. Very pale, unobtrusive staining in the upper left sheet and verso. Two pinholes along the left sheet edge, from the artist’s working practice.