Description & Technical information

Included in a number of exhibitions devoted to the artists work, this large and vibrant watercolour can be dated to 1933, the year that Campendonk left Germany for good. A related subject is found in another large watercolor of the same date, Figures in the Port (Menschen am Hafen), which was exhibited alongside the present sheet in Germany in 1976, and is today in a private collection.

Date:  1933
Period:  20th century
Origin:  The Netherlands
Medium: Watercolour, Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 48.1 x 60.4 cm (18⁷/₈ x 23³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, in 1972
Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, in 1976
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 22 May 1991, lot 543
Kunsthandel Loek Brons, Amsterdam in 1996
Private collection, Holland, until 2012.

Literature: Andrea Firmenich, Heinrich Campendonk 1889-1957: Leben und expressionistisches Werk, Recklinghausen, 1989, unpaginated, no.975.

Exhibitions: Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle, Heinrich Campendonk: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Hinterglasilder, Grafik, 1972-1973, no.128; Bonn, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Heinrich Campendonk: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Hinterglasilder, Grafik, 1973, no.128; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Heinrich Campendonk, 1973, no.106; Munich, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Heinrich Campendonk - Edith van Leckwyck, 1976, no.20.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints