Erich Heckel - Tulpen im schwarzen Topf - image-1

Lot 358 D

Erich Heckel - Tulpen im schwarzen Topf

Auction 1090 - overview Cologne
31.05.2017, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 8.000 € - 9.000 €
Result: 8.680 € (incl. premium)

Erich Heckel

Tulpen im schwarzen Topf

Watercolour over pencil on chamois-coloured wove paper 43 x 31 cm Framed under glass. Signed and dated 'Heckel 50' in pencil to the right in the depiction and titled '-Tulpen im schwarzen Topf -' lower left margin. Additionally inscribed '-Tulpen - 1950' on the verso lower right. - In very good condition, trace of minor surface scratch to the upper left corner.

In the following years, Heckel repeated this motive of tulips in a black vase - complemented by interesting backgrounds - in two paintings (cf. Vogt 1954/6 "Tulpen im schwarzen Topf" and Vogt 1956/6 "Tulpen am Fenster").


We would like to thank Hans Geissler and Renate Ebner, Nachlass Erich Heckel - Erich Heckel Stiftung, Hemmenhofen, for kind supplementary information. The watercolour is registered in the archive.


Formerly private possession, Lower Saxony; Private collection, Northwest Germany