The House of Ernst Kirchner in Davos, Switzerland (Het Huis van Ernst Kirchner in Davos, Switzerland) - JAN WIEGERS
Woodcut, 1920-24, edition unknown. 12 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this rare print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are probably full. The condition is fine apart from very tiny specks of foxing showing primarily in the margins. Wiegers traveled to Davos in 1920 to undergo treatment for pneumonia. The artist and his family later moved into a farmhouse on Langmatt, a mountain slope. Shortly thereafter he met Kirchner who lived very close by. They soon began to work together almost daily and both artists were inspired by the beauty of the surrounding mountainous landscape. This is clearly one of Wiegers' finest woodcuts and it epitomizes the connection between the two artists. Early impressions of this print are very hard to come by and this one was printed a little later, probably in the 1940s. This print is illustrated on page 50 of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends, edited by Beat Stutzer, Samuel Vitali, et al. (2007) and on page 94 of De Ploeg 1918-1930 by Adriaan Venema, (1978).
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