Description & Technical information

The present sheet is a splendid example of Hermann Wöhler’s visionary pen drawings of the 1920s. A large group of stylistically comparable drawings of this period by the artist is today in the Jack Daulton Collection in California. Two similar highly finished drawings by Wöhler have recently been acquired by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and others are in private collections.

Medium: Pen and black ink, within a border drawn in pen and black ink, on thick, textured paper
Signature: Signed with the artist’s monogram HW at the lower centre.
Titled Sintflut at the upper right.
Numbered (dated?) IV 5 on the verso.
Numbered and inscribed 286 IV 5 Sintflut 2.5 on the old mount.
Further inscribed IV 5 / Bölke, Abb. S.53 / HERMANN WOHLER (1897 – HANNOVER – 1961) SINTFLUT. FEDERZEICHNUNG 1925/29 on the old mount.

Dimensions: 40.2 x 31.6 cm (15⁷/₈ x 12¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: The estate of the artist
Private collection, Germany.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints