(Vöcklabruck 1861 - Dresden 1908)
Landscape with a Thunderstorm
Signed, dated and inscribed 96 Duino Surnal(?) 96 / E. Pelikan at the lower right.
Inscribed Juli-(?) [cut off] at the right centre edge, and numbered 7 at the lower left.
Titled and dated “gewitter” 1896 and numbered 165 on the verso.
289 x 579 mm. (11 3/8 x 22 3/4 in.)
A stylistically comparable chalk drawing by Emilie Mediz-Pelikan - a seascape dated 1905 and also on blue-green paper - is among a group of seventeen sheets by the artist today in the collection of the Albertina in Vienna. Another group of some fifteen drawings by Mediz-Pelikan is in the Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden, while six drawings by her are in the Jack Daulton Collection in California.
By descent to their daughter, Gertrude Honzatko-Mediz, Zurich
Probably Kurt Kalb, Vienna
Richard Nagy, London
Matthew Rutenberg, New York.