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LOUIS CHRISTIAN HESS (AUSTRIAN 1895-1944)

Property from the Estate of Louis Christian Hess

LOUIS CHRISTIAN HESS (AUSTRIAN 1895-1944)
Olive grove
oil on canvas
58.5 x 80 cm (23 x 31 1/2 in)

EXHIBITED:
Rome, Goethe Institut, Retrospettiva Christian Hess - Oli, acquerelli, disegni dal 1922 al 1938, 1983
Bruneck, Stadtsmuseum, Christian Hess, Back to the Origins a century later, 2011
Messina, Salone degli Specchi di Palazzo dei Leoni, Christian Hess: Messina tra terra e sogno, 2015
Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Fondazione banca del Monte di Lucca, Louis Christian Hess e l'Italia alla ricerca del Paradiso, 2016

Painted in 1927 in Messina, the present work is one of a series of olive groves Hess painted that summer. Hess was fascinated in the archaic landscape and traditional ways of Sicilian life.

See introduction to lot 321.

Sold for £2,750

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