Garten in Tegernsee mit Haus und Berg. 1910. Oil on canvas. Heiderich 208. 50 x 43 cm (19.6 x 16.9 in).
• At the transition between Paris avant-garde and "Blauem Reiter" • This Tegernsee landscape is characterized by an airy impressionist duct and a bright coloring that references Fauvist painting • Fresh to the market • Made the founding year of the "Blauen Reiters", the year August Macke became acquainted with Franz Marc • Pictorial document from Macke's seminal artistic year of creation in the family idyll on Tegernsee.
PROVENANCE: Present from the artist for Karl Koehler, USA (Elisabeth Macke's uncle, 1912). Catharina Koehler, Los Angeles (daughter of aforementioned, 1957). Private collection USA.
LITERATURE: Gustav Vriesen, August Macke, Stuttgart 1953, cat. no. 217. Gustav Vriesen, August Macke, 2nd extended dition, Stuttgart 1957, cat. no. 217, with illu. on p. 319. Peter Dering, August Mackes >Tegernseer-Phase<. Das malerische Werk 1909/10: Auf dem Weg zum Individualstil, in: August Macke in Tegernsee, ex. cat. August Macke Haus, Bonn 1998, p. 25. "I work like a horse and just can't stop. This mountain air is just wonderful." August Macke, December 1, 1909 from Tegernsee, quote from: August Macke - ganz privat, Cologne 2009, p. 58.