Emy Roeder - Bildnis Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Emy Roeder

Bildnis Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Bronze sculpture Height 31.5 cm Monogrammed and dated 'E. R. 59' on the back of the neck. - Reddish-brown patina, partially with green oxidation.

The portrait head of Schmidt-Rottluff offered here is part of a small series of likenesses Emy Roeder created of her friends Purrmann and Heckel. According to Gerke, this version of Schmidt-Rottluff is the last of the three variations developed beginning in 1955 (see Friedrich Gerke, Emy Roeder: Eine Werkbiographie, Wiesbaden 1963, pp. 79 f.; nos. 72 and 73). The Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, whose collection also contains our version, has since become aware of a total of five versions in bronze and intermediate stages in plaster.

List of works

Gerke 76


We would like to thank Henrike Holsing, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, for additional scientific advice.


Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner; in family possesion since, North Germany


Der Holz- und Steinbildhauer 1954, issue 2, p. 51; Weltkunst 25, 1955, no. 9, p. 18; Das neue Mainz 1956, issue 9; Omnibus (Braunschweiger Studentenzeitung) 1959, issue 1, p. 7; Hanover 12, 1962, issue 3


I.a. Frankfurt 1954 (Haus des Kunsthandwerks), Deutscher Künstlerbund, 4th exhibition, cat. no. 261; Duisburg 1959 (Städtisches Kunstmuseum), Marg Moll - Emy Roeder - Johanna Schütz-Wolff, cat. no. 78 (1958 version); Baden-Baden 1960 (Staatliche Kunsthalle), Alfred Lörcher - Gabriele Münter - Emy Roeder, cat no. 156

Lot 449 D

10.000 € - 12.000 €

22.320 €