Drei Pferde

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Artwork: Drei Pferde
Size: 33.5 x 47.5 cm
Medium: Gouache on card
Creation year: 1912
Marks: Signed 'Fz. Marc.' (lower right)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Karl Ernst Osthaus collection, Folkwang Museum, Hagen, a gift from the artist in 1912; Folkwang Museum, Essen, by whom acquired from the Osthaus family, in 1922; Confiscated from the previous in 1937 as 'entartet' and deposited at the Depot Schloss Schonhausen, Berlin, in 1938; Hildebrand Gurlitt, Hamburg, by whom acquired from the previous on 21 March 1941; Anonymous sale, Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart, 9 November 1951, lot 1806; Kurt H. Grunebaum, New York, by whom acquired at the previous sale, and thence by descent to the present owners
Exhibition history: Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Franz Marc: Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, October - November 1927, no. 80; (Possibly) Hamburg, Kunstverein, Europaische Kunst der Gegenwart, 1927, no. 99; New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, German & Austrian Expressionism, November 1975 - January 1976, no. 60, p. 33 (titled 'Horses'); Berkeley, University Art Museum, Franz Marc: Pioneer of Spiritual Abstraction, December 1979 - February 1980, no. 23, p. 108 (illustrated p. 23); this exhibition later travelled to Fort Worth, The Fort Worth Art Museum, February - April 1980; and Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, May - June 1980; Berlin, Brucke-Museum, Franz Marc, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, September - October 1989, no. 83, p. 275 (illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Essen, Museum Folkwang, November 1989 - February 1990; and Tubingen, Kunsthalle, February - April 1990; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Franz Marc- Die Retrospektive, September 2005 - January 2006, no. 179, pp. 243 & 325 (illustrated p. 243)

Christie's London

Date: 2018-06-20
Lot Number: 14B