The present work is a preliminary drawing for Lovis Corinth's lithograph 'Don Juan, Don Ponce und die verschleierte Dame' from the series 'Die Nachtwachen des Bonaventura' which was published by the Propyläen–Verlag, Berlin in 1925.
The sheet is in good condition, discolored consistent with age and with slight rippling at the lower edge. On the reverse traces of a previous mounting can be seen at the right edge and the sheet is lower right inscribed by a another hand.
Lovis Corinth (1858-1925)
Lovis Corinth (actually Franz Heinrich Louis Corinth) was born on July 21 1858 in East Prussia. He is considered as one of the most important and influential German Impressionists. His later works are often regarded as a combination of Impressionism and Expressionism. Corinth studied at the Art Academy in Königsberg and was a student of Otto Günther who taught him the fundamentals of painting. Corinth focused on portraits and landscapes, creating over thousand paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. In addition, he wrote books and essays for several art magazines. Many of Corinth’s works can be found in national and international galleries and museums today, and a large part of his oeuvre is privately owned. (msc)