Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Bogenschützen auf dem Wildboden

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Bogenschützen auf dem Wildboden
Circa 1935 - 1937

Watercolour and India ink over pencil on squared sketch book paper with rounded corners on the right and watermark "BIBER MILL" 28.8 x 21.2 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'E. L Kirchner' in pencil verso and titled 'Bogenschützen auf dem Wildboden'. - Minute brownish stain in right lower margin. The sheet edges minimally browned.

According to Gerd Presler, the work is "a fine and revealing sketch book sheet regarding the further development of his late work. With this drawing, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner comes close to the final version of the large painting 'Bogenschützen', 1935-1937, 195 x 150 cm (Gordon 994). Kirchner was an enthusiastic archer and pursued this sport together with his wife Erna Schilling."

List of works

Presler Skb 148-2


We would like to thank Gerd Presler, Weingarten, for complementary information.


Sammlung Hans und Lotte Rohner, Zurich; Sammlung Max Huggler, Berlin; Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, auction 241, 15 June 2007, lot 40; Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos; Galerie Thomas, Munich (label verso); Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia


Quedlinburg 2008/Davos 2009 (Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie/Kirchner Museum Davos), Der Neue Stil. Ernst Ludwig Kirchners Spätwerk, no cat. no. with colour illus.

Lot 419 Dα

12.000 € - 14.000 €

14.880 €