oil on canvas
48 x 60,5 cm ( 19 x 23 7/8 in.)
signed and dated in the centre right, verso dated and titled by another hand (Walther Macke?). On the stretcher again by another hand, titled, dated and inscribed with Vriesen no. 252.
This work, painted in 1911, has a fine exhibition history, having been shown at several of the early "Blaue Reiter" exhibitions. With its bucolic mood typical of Macke, it combines painterly elements that, especially in the rendering of the vegetation, are reminiscent of the influence of the Fauves as well as Macke's mature Expressionist style that begins here, for example in the conception of the white cloth or in the colour contrast of red (in the tabletop) and green (of the plants in the background). The painting thus marks the transition to the heyday of the "Blaue Reiter".
"Abstract Signs VII", 1912
"Elisabeth in the Bay Window", 1910
"Akt liegend" ("Reclining Nude"), 1912
"Still Life with Flowers and Three Apples", 1910
"Gabled Houses", 1913
"Pierrot", 1912/posthumous cast