August Macke

Bildnis Walter Gerhardt, lesend

August Macke, Bildnis Walter Gerhardt, lesend

Pencil on Japan paper

42 × 30.5 cm / 16 9/16 × 12 in

Marked "4 -" by a third hand

The drawing depicts Walter Gerhardt (Bonn 1886 – 1958 Bonn), biologist, chemist, and brother of Macke’s girlfriend and later wife. On the reverse side are further sketches, the main motive of which is family Gerhardt’s dog named Bobbi that was depicted by Macke several times


Confirmation by Ursula Heiderich, Syke


Collection Dr. Jonas & Elise Cohn, Freiburg/Birmingham (until 1954); Collection Hans Ludwig Gottschalk, Vienna/Salzburg; Collection Hans Benedict Gottschalk; Private Collection England

  • Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, "Das Lesen in der Kunst. Lektürebilder - Bildlektüre", Herford 2019
  • Franz Marc Museum, "Lektüre. Bilder vom Lesen - Vom Lesen der Bilder", 2019
  • Franz Marc Museum, "Lektüre. Bilder vom Lesen - Vom Lesen der Bilder", München 2018, p. 89
  • Ursula Heiderich, "August Macke. Die Skizzenbücher", Bd. 1, Stuttgart 1987, see. p. 572, 574 + 580

About August Macke

August Macke's diverse artistic oeuvre comprises oil paintings, watercolours and drawings and is also characterized by a great variety of motifs.

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