Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Drei Badende am Strand

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Drei Badende am Strand
Circa 1912/1913

Pencil drawing on paper 16.8 x 20.3 cm Framed under glass. - The paper slightly browned and with light-stain. The upper margin with a minor diagonal crease.

The motif refers to Kirchner's stay on Fehmarn in the summer of 1912 resp. 1913. At the time, besides Erna Schilling the daughters of the lighthouse keeper E.F. Lüthmann were also at the artist's disposal as models. A comparable drawing is located in the collection Gerlinger (Schloss Moritzburg, Halle).


We would like to thank Gerd Presler, Weingarten, for his scientific explanations.


Private collection Cologne; since 1971 in family possession, today USA


520. Math. Lempertz'sche Kunstversteigerung, Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts, Cologne Nov. 1971, cat. no. 584 with illus. p. 103

Lot 421 Dα

4.000 € - 6.000 €

8.060 €