Portrait of Ferdinand Hodler
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938)
Dube H.338 b.ii
Block: 38 x 48 cm (14 15/16 x 18 7/8 in.) Sheet: 41 x 51 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodcut printed from two blocks in red and blue, proof
Not On View
In graphite, l.l.: Probedruck; l.r.: E L Kirchner; estate stamp in purple ink, verso, l.l.: "Nachlass E. L. Kirchner" (Lugt 1570b), inscribed in black ink "H 312 II"; stamp in purple ink, l.l.: "Unverkäuflich/ E L Kirchner"
1938 until at least 1945, the artist's estate (Lugt 1570b) [see note]. 1969, sold by R. M. Light, Inc., Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1969)
NOTE: According to Lugt, this particular mark was used for those works on paper deposited with the Kunstmuseum, Basel, during World War II, by the Kirchner estate.
Lee M. Friedman Fund