Heinrich Campendonk (Krefeld 1889 - Amsterdam 1957)

The Horse in the Port (Das Pferd am Hafen)

Watercolour and pencil on paper.
481 x 604 mm. (19 x 23 3/4 in.)

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Included in a number of exhibitions devoted to the artists work, this large and vibrant watercolour can be dated to 1933, the year that Campendonk left Germany for good. A related subject is found in another large watercolor of the same date, Figures in the Port (Menschen am Hafen), which was exhibited alongside the present sheet in Germany in 1976, and is today in a private collection.

Provenance:
Private collection, in 1972
Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, in 1976
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 22 May 1991, lot 543
Kunsthandel Loek Brons, Amsterdam in 1996
Private collection, Holland, until 2012.

Literature:
Andrea Firmenich, Heinrich Campendonk 1889-1957: Leben und expressionistisches Werk, Recklinghausen, 1989, unpaginated, no.975.

Heinrich CAMPENDONK

The Horse in the Port (Das Pferd am Hafen)

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