Raphaël KIRCHNER (Vienna 1875 - New York 1917)
An Elegant Woman with a Fur Muff
Gouache over an underdrawing in black chalk and touches of white chalk, on brown paper.
Signed, indistinctly dedicated and dated RAPHAËL / KIRCHNER / à mon [?] / [?] sympathetique / Oct.(?) 1914 in white chalk at the lower left.
Further inscribed fourrure par le client and [?] No.3 on the verso.
424 x 161 mm. (16 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.)
The present sheet is dated 1914, the same year that Raphaël Kirchner left Paris for New York. The dress depicted in this gouache drawing may have been inspired by the work of the couturier Paul Poiret (1879-1944), a dominant figure in the world of fashion design in France in the 1910s.
This drawing belonged to the German publisher Gustav Heinrich Lübbe (1918-1995).
Gustav Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach
Thence by descent.