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Stuck, Franz von
Paar am Waldrand (Lovers on the Edge of the Forest)

Oil on canvas
42 x 62 cm
Signed lower right
Stretcher (by the artist?) inscribed by hand in pencil: “FRANZ STVCK “Liebespaar””

Provenance:
– Franz Stuck, Munich (1892 to 1909 at the latest).
– Private collection, Germany(?) (1909 at the latest)
– Art dealer Wilhelm Bessler, Augsburg
– Private Collection, Augsburg (1988 to 2010)
– Auction house Nagel, Stuttgart, 14.4.2010, lot 447
– Ritthaler Gallery, Hamburg (2010 to 2016)
– Corporate Collection, Germany

Literature:
– Otto Julius Bierbaum: Franz Stuck. Künstler-Monographien, vol. XLII, Bielefeld/Leipzig 1899, p. 67, ill. 72 (there as an evening and without indication of ownership).
– Fritz von Ostini: Franz von Stuck. Gesamtwerk, Munich 1909, ill. p. 44 (titled “Lovers” and with owner’s reference “private property”)
– Heinrich Voss: Franz von Stuck 1863-1928. Catalogue raisonné of his paintings with an introduction to his Symbolism, Munich 1973, ill. p. 111, no. 63/240 (titled “Couple at the Edge of the Forest” and without indication of ownership).

Exhibitions:
150 Jahre Franz von Stuck, Landkreisgalerie Passau auf Schloss Neuburg, 2013 (no catalogue).
Sünde und Secession. Franz von Stuck in Wien, Österreichische Galerie im Belvedere, Vienna, 2016, cat. ill. 195, p. 25

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