Mar 05, 2020 - Sale 2532

Sale 2532 - Lot 392

Price Realized: $ 4,000
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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Study for "Bewunderndes Weib".

Pen and ink and pencil on paper, circa 1903. 389x145 mm; 15 1/4x5 1/4 inches. With the artist's estate blind stamp (Lugt 5432). Inscribed with a statement of authenticity by Berthe Hodler, the artist's widow, in ink, verso.

Ex-collection private collection, Zurich; John Kafka, Washington D.C.; private collection, Maryland.

This work is accompanied by the 1941 catalogue raisonné: Müller, Die Kunst Ferdinand Hodlers 1895-1918
, Zurich 1941. This copy inscribed by Dr. Müller, who faciliated the sale of the present work to Mr. Kafka in 1971, noting that this drawing is a study for the oil paintingBewunderndes Weib, now titled Bewunderung, in the collection of the Kunstmuseum, Bern. Dr. Müller further inscribed the verso of the frame.