Lotte Laserstein

Sitzender Rückenakt (Madeleine)
Late 1940‘s or 1950‘s

Lotte Laserstein, Sitzender Rückenakt (Madeleine)

Oil on canvas

38 × 55 cm / 14 15/16 × 21 5/8 in

Signed and on the verso on the stretcher inscribed »Madelein«

The painting shows Margarete Jaraczewsky (Madeleine), whom Laserstein met in the late 1930's. The painting »Tre systrar« (Three Sisters) can be seen in the background

Due to its quality, the painting will be included in the list of representative works from the Swedish years, which will supplement the catalogue raisonné of paintings, drawings and prints 1910-1937 (Krausse 2006, revised and expanded version in preparation)

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We thank Dr Anna-Carola Krausse, Berlin, for the confirmation of the work’s authenticity


Private Collection Stockholm

About Lotte Laserstein

Lotte Laserstein (1898-1993) is a painter of the “lost generation”, who had her breakthrough between the two world wars and was no longer recognized in Germany after 1945.
After studying at the Akademische Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin, her career took off in 1931 with her 1st solo …

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