Hermann WÖHLER (Hanover 1897 - Hanover 1961)

Landschaft der Giftigen Gitter (Landscape of Poisonous Grids) Sold

Pen and black ink, with a fictive frame drawn in pen and black ink.
Signed with the artist’s monogram HW at the lower right.
Titled Landschaft der Giftigen Gitter. at the upper right.
404 x 315 mm. (15 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.) [sheet]

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Eleven stylistically comparable pen and ink drawings by Hermann Wöhler are today in the Jack Daulton Collection in California. These include five large drawings from a 1925 series - each with the same distinctive border as the present sheet - which are entitled Abraxas, Narrenlandschaft (‘Fool’s Landscape’), Wer überwindet... (‘Who overcomes...’), Auferstehung (‘Resurrection’), and Amen. Of identical size to these works, this striking Landschaft der Giftigen Gitter (Landscape of Poisonous Grids) is likely to have been a part of this 1925 series of drawings.

Hermann WÖHLER

Landschaft der Giftigen Gitter (Landscape of Poisonous Grids)

A1129

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