Landscape in Holstein, Erich Heckel
Erich Heckel
Landscape in Holstein
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Erich Heckel

Landscape in Holstein, 1913


Dimensions
82.2 x 95.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1128
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926. Confiscated in 1937. Reacquired in 1951
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

As though in the wake of a storm, the sky is dramatically lit and streaked with shreds of clouds. Beneath it lies a landscape interspersed with hedges leading up to a tree-topped hill. Heckel intensified the painting’s dynamic effect with sweeping brushstrokes. For him, landscapes were a mirror to the world. The painter belonged to the Brücke group of Expressionist artists until its dissolution in 1913. He spent the summer months of that year on the Flensburg Fjord, where this work was executed.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Landscape in Holstein
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926. Confiscated in 1937. Reacquired in 1951

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H114 low hill country
  • 61D(SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN) (SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN)
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
... Pauline Kowarzik (1852-1929), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1926
beschlagnahmt als „entartete Kunst“ durch das Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, August 1937
in Kommission an Bernhard Böhmer, Güstrow
Rückgabe an das RMVP
Tausch mit Hildebrandt Gurlitt, Hamburg
Verst. Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer (Nr. 1823) an H. H. Kliehm, München, 1951
Verkauf an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1951.

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Last update

24.11.2020