Trauernde am Strand (Women in Mourning on the Shore)

This woodcut by the German Expressionist artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff shows a scene of anguished women.

Details

Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
block size: 39.2 x 50 cm; sheet size: 51.2 x 61.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,634 ( Total: £10,900)
Acquired in:
2016

Schmidt-Rottluff, a founder member of Die Brücke, drew inspiration for his woodcuts from the work of Edvard Munch and in turn influenced the work of his fellow Brücke artists Kirchner, Heckel and Nolde. The print was later published in a portfolio celebrating the people and landscape of the fishing villages of northern Germany. It now joins the Hunterian’s fine collection of German Expressionist prints.

Provenance

The print is with Simon Theobald; he acquired it at auction, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Sale: 360, Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009, Lot 139.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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