Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Aschaffenburg 1880 - 1938 Frauenkirch near Davos
Sennhütte auf der Staffelalm mit Bauer und Pferd
Colour crayon drawing on ribbed chamois-coloured laid paper with watermark (crowned anchor BF). 21 x 33.5 cm. Framed under glass. Verso faded Basel estate stamp (Lugt 1570 b), therein inscribed by hand "FS Da/A 035". - Minor defects to upper margin professionally restored.
The work is registered in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive Wichtrach/Bern.
With a confirmation of authenticity from Eberhard Kornfeld, Davos, dated 31 July 1972
Artist's estate; Galerie Regina, Fritz Dürst, Davos (1963); Private collection, Germany (since 1972)
The work clearly depicts "the white house of the dairy on the Stafelalp" (Eberhard Kornfeld); also to be seen on the hillside are the contours of a figure with a horse.