Auction 1070, Modern Art, 03.06.2016, 18:00, Cologne Lot 394

Werner Gilles, Ischia

Werner Gilles, Ischia, 1931, Auction 1070 Modern Art, Lot 394

Werner Gilles

Rheydt 1894 - 1961 Essen


Circa 1931

Oil on canvas, laid down on firm board. 40/39 x 58.5 cm (40 x 58.5 cm). Framed. Signed 'W Gilles' in black lower right. - The lower and upper canvas margins sightly irregularly cut, the board slightly bent. The upper right corner with thumbtack hole.

We would like to thank Marlis Schwengers Zilkens, Cologne, for confirmatory information.


Hanover 1954 (Kestner Gesellschaft), 38 (with imprinted label, complemented with handwritten cat. no.)

The present work originates from the early period of Gille's stays on the island of Ischia. The painting's seemingly abbreviated motifs are comparable to those in the "Ischialandschaft" in the Kunstmuseum Mülheim a.d.R. (cf. exhib. cat. Werner Gilles, Träumender und Sehender, Mülheim a.d.R. 2011/2012, p. 118; Schwengers G 121 - G 127).

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