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    Emil Nolde (1867-1956)
    Seascape, 1946
    Watercolor on paper
    8-7/8 x 10-3/8 inches (22.5 x 26.4 cm)
    Signed lower left: Nolde

    M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, inventory no. WCA 3816;
    Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, acquired from the above February 19, 1968;
    Corporate collection, Chicago, Illinois;
    Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, Illinois.

    The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther. The work is registered in his archives as Nolde A - 178/2020 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity dated June 19, 2020.

    Prof. Dr. Reuther notes that this work with the lyrical evening atmosphere and two steamers belongs to a rich series of watercolors that Nolde painted in the spring of 1946 during a stay with his wife Ada, several months before her death, in the health resort town St. Peter on the North Sea coast. Both the expression and handling reflect the influence of J.M.W. Turner.

    Proceeds from the sale of this work will support the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, Illinois.

    Condition Report*: Very good. Very small nick or indentation on edge, mid-sheet. Retains original frame and backing board with Knoedler label.
    Framed Dimensions 16.5 X 17 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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