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The Wife of Professor Goldstein
1916 woodcut in black on blotting paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) was a German Expressionist painter and print maker who I first became rather interested in many years ago on a trip to Texas from the UK.

 Amongst piles of paintings stacked up in a disused church being used by an art dealer as a storehouse, was a simply framed, it has to be said, rather grotesque image with an illegible signature at the bottom. My wife loved it.

 It originated we were told, from a local psychiatrists collection of prints which the art dealer had bought at auction. But he too couldn't decipher the signature and didn't think much of it.

 Wanting three hundred dollars for the picture and not willing to budge an inch, it seemed a little too much for a whim, so we passed on it an put it back in the stack.

 Returning to Heathrow - Delta Airlines on the Sunday, by Tuesday I was back in Texas, double jet lagged, but knowing know that we really should have bought it on Saturday !!!

And yes, ironically it was still where we left it.

 The print was by an important German expressionist artist called  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. A wood block print called; 'The Wife of Professor Goldstein' (Frau Professor Goldstein) Interestingly Goldstein was Kirchner's own psychiatrist when he was hospitalised suffering from mental illness.

 During the first World War, Kirchner was discharged from the army because of a nervous and physical collapse and was committed to Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm’s sanatorium in Königstein near to Frankfurt. Whilst rehabilitating, his doctors encouraged him to continue with his art and create prints..... And here was one of them.

 I happily paid the man his $300.00 along with a hundred for a lovely Lovis Corinth and flew on to Chicago O'Hare, en route Transatlantic. By now, very late, I was met at by an auctioneer friend of mine, made it by the skin of my teeth across the spiders web that is Chicago's airport, just as they were shutting the desk, got upgraded to Business class for my pain and the rest is history.

It's new home for posterity, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

 

 

 

 

 

  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a leading force behind the Expressionist movement in Germany.

In 1905 the Die Brücke group was founded in Dresden by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

 

 

 

 

 It's been years since the Kirchner coup and since those days many Kirchner's, both real and sadly fake, have passed through Freemanart's hands.  Not to buy or sell, but to investigate and confirm their legitimacy or dismiss a work as a fake.

Much the same as we do with hundreds of Modern Artists, Old Masters and Impressionists works for clients all over the world.

 

 Freemanart are expert professional international art authenticity investigators and quite unique in the art world. In that we are fine art consultants and art authentication procedures experts with years of specialised experience. Dedicated to undertaking and conducting art authentication projects, including Kirchner art forgery identification and Kirchner fake art detection. Pursuing the international investigation and prosecution of art fraud and forgery cases world wide.

 We specifically undertake all of the necessary academic, in-depth archival and forensic measures which are required in building Kirchner

fine art authentication cases and confirming artist attribution matters for our private clients around the world conducting art work legitimacy and art fraud investigations internationally.

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait as a Soldier by

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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Pursuing complex Kirchner art authentication issues.

 

 The Freemanart Consultancy with bases across Europe and North America, are art authentication experts specialising in art authentication investigations and their related procedures.

 We conduct detailed forensic art analysis, alongside in depth academic investigations and have art experts, forensic art analysts and art history scholars on hand who specifically specialise in particular in the artwork and paintings of the German Expressionist movement and the artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.


  Specifically here to assist you with both financial valuations of legitimate Kirchner works of art and advise on the all so important issues of Kirchner authentication and attribution issues at all levels. Undertaking our art authentication investigation work completely confidentially and swiftly across the world.  With physical access to records distributed in closed archive across Europe, we are perfectly sited geographically to assist you.

 

 Preliminary authentication assessments of previously attributed Kirchner paintings or paintings bearing the Kirchner signature right at the start of an art authenticity investigation, can save great personal heartache and foolish unnecessary expense.

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