Franz Radziwill - Die Spur am Himmel (Entfaltung)

Franz Radziwill

Die Spur am Himmel (Entfaltung)

Watercolour and pen on wove paper 34.7 x 50.2 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'Radziwill' in blue lower left. - Narrow light-stains to the margins of the sheet; minimally browned in the right third of the image.

This important and frequently exhibited watercolour originates from the phase in which the artist's world was presented at its most mysterious: Landscape, sky, and even the "devices" of human beings (boats) all betray traces of a "reality" behind the "reality". The sails of the Dangast crab fishing boat, the black water and beach, the sandbank topped with a flower and the mysterious pattern in the clouds all serve to shift the levels of the visible world: "Magical Realism". (We would like to thank Gerd Presler, Weingarten, for the art historical advice)

List of works

Seeba 4803 (here erroneously listed as upright format); hand written list by Radziwill no. 385 (numbered to the reverse)


The Radziwill family; Private possession, Ruhr district


Franz Radziwill - Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, in: Das Schöne Heim, no. 8, Munich 1975, p. 479, colour illus.


Oldenburg 1955 (Oldenburger Kunstverein), Franz Radziwill, cat. no. 10; Oldenburg 1960 (Stadtmuseum Oldenburg), Franz Radziwill, p. 31 (list of watercolours, no. 385); Gelsenkirchen 1961 (Städtische Kunstausstellung), Franz Radziwill - Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, cat. no. 69; Oberhausen 1962 (Städtische Galerie Schloss Oberhausen), Franz Radziwill, Dangast/Oldenburg, Oelbilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, cat. no. 54; Kiel 1962 (Kunsthalle Kiel), Franz Radziwill. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, cat. no. 43; Cologne 1968 (Baukunst Galerie), Retrospektiv-Ausstellung Franz Radziwill. Ölgemälde, Aquarelle, no. 158; Hamburg 1975 (Altonaer Museum), Franz Radziwill. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, no. 59, colour illus. and title illus.; Reutlingen 1975 (Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus), Franz Radziwill. Aquarelle und farbige Zeichnungen, no. 53, colour illus.

Lot 386 N

15.000 € - 18.000 €

14.880 €