Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Houses at Night. 1912

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Houses at Night 1912

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Oil on canvas
37 5/8 x 34 1/2" (95.6 x 87.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss
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© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Painting and Sculpture

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Purchased from the artist by Gertrud Woermann (1862-1945), Hamburg [1]; to Irma Woermann-Roosen (1895-1982), Hamburg, by 1917 [2]. Acquired by Martha Rauert (1869-1958), Hamburg, by 1956 [3]; Galerie Änne Abels, Cologne [4]; Fine Arts Associates (Otto M. Gerson) and the New Gallery (Eugene Victor Thaw), New York, by 1957; acquired by exchange by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1957.
[1] Collection files (artist's questionnaire), Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Date of acquisition unknown.
[2] Likely received from her mother, Gertrud Woermann, as a wedding present in 1916. Included in the exhibition Ausstellung von Werken neuerer Kunst aus Hamburger Privatbesitz, Hamburger Kunsthalle, November 11-December 2, 1917.
[3] Will Grohmann, Schmidt-Rottluff, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1956), p. 285: "1912, Nächtliche Häuser, 19.5 x 86.5 cm; Frau Martha Rauert, Hamburg."
[4] Collection files (artist's questionnaire), Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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