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Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig
Elbdampfer – Barges

c.1910
Pen and ink, brush on paper
22 : 32.5 cm
Signed lower right: “E L Kirchner”
Verso Artist’s Estate’s stamp

This drawing was executed in circa 1910. A preparatory study for the etching titled Elbzille mit Kettenschlepper, 1910 (Dube 120), it is one of a small group of Elbe landscapes and views depicting the Port of Hamburg (Dube 119, 122, 123). A pen-and-ink drawing, also titled Elbzillen (1910), is held in the Brücke Museum in Berlin (see “Die ‘Brücke’. Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Druckgraphik”, Berlin and Stuttgart 1992, no. 17).

Provenance:
– The Artist’s Estate, Davos
– Gallery Meta Nierendorf, Berlin
– Cologne, Kunsthaus Lempertz, auction sale, 29-30 May 1987, lot 487, plate 50
– The Blohm Collection, Hamburg
– Private Collection

Exhibitions:
– “E. L. Kirchner. Aquarelle, Pastelle, Handzeichnungen”, Galerie Meta Nierendorf, Berlin 1961-2, no. 121
– “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Pastelle. Aus einer Privatsammlung”, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig; Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal 1992-3, no. 1
– “Im Zentrum: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner”, Hamburger Kunsthalle; Kirchner Museum, Davos; Brücke Museum, Berlin 2002, no. 26

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