Walter Ophey - Grüne Madonna - image-1

Lot 460 Dα

Walter Ophey - Grüne Madonna

Auction 1070 - overview Cologne
03.06.2016, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 8.000 € - 10.000 €
Result: 19.840 € (incl. premium)

Walter Ophey

Grüne Madonna
Circa 1913

Oil on canvas, relined 65.5 x 47.5 cm Unsigned. - Minor rubbing right next to margins. Weak craqueleur mainly to background and few small retouches to upper and lower margin and to rose-coloured area.

Walter Ophey used the same fragment of a Madonna here as in his painting “Madönnchen” from 1912 (Kraus G 320). The heavily coloured and patterned fabric design can also be found, among others, in “Begonien-Stilleben” painted around 1913 (Kraus G 345), and with regards to the enveloping resp. covering as well as the facture and choice of an old fragment of sculpture, our “Grüne Madonna” is similar to “Alte Holzfigur II” from circa 1913-1915 (Kraus G 365).

Catalogue Raisonné

Not recorded by Kraus


We would like to thank Stefan Kraus, Cologne, for scientific advice. The work will be included in the addendum of the catalogue raisonné.


Pastor Hilbert, Waldbröl; Collection Dr. Heinrich Appel, former director Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren; Private possession, Rhineland