Hans Purrmann - Sitzender Akt - image-1

Lot 353 D

Hans Purrmann - Sitzender Akt

Auction 1078 - overview Cologne
02.12.2016, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 10.000 € - 12.000 €

Hans Purrmann

Sitzender Akt

Oil on thin panel 21.3 x 15 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'H. Purrmann.' in black lower right. - Good original condition. Mounted on card support on the verso.

While most of Purrmann's depictions of nudes from these years are obviously set within interiors, the charm of the present image derives from the fact that the undressed female nude here is depicted before or after bathing in the open air, surrounded by the green of the depicted vegetation, with the blue of the lake and a white sailing boat along the horizon. According to Robert Purrmann's notations in his archive, this work was created not at Lake Constance but in Berlin (see Lenz/Billeter 1919/11).

Catalogue Raisonné

Lenz/Billeter 1919/11


With a photo-certificate by Hans-Jürgen Imiela dated 10 May 1993


Weinmüller Munich 1970, auction 128, no. 685 (acquired there); Private collection, Palatinate; 1977 gift from the parents to the former owner, family possession since