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LOUIS CHRISTIAN HESS (AUSTRIAN 1895-1944)

Property from the Estate of Louis Christian Hess

LOUIS CHRISTIAN HESS (AUSTRIAN 1895-1944)
Harbour scene
signed L.C.Hess (lower right)
watercolour and pencil
33 x 48.1 cm (13 x 19 in)

EXHIBITED:
Milan, Mostra Messina Turistica, 1961
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

Executed in 1933 in Messina, the year Hess fled Munich for Sicily due to mounting political instability. In Germany Hess's art was viewed as degenerate by the authorities, and Sicily offered him more artistic freedom. His works during this period were vibrant and expressive, inspired by the landscape and island life.

See introduction to lot 321.

Sold for £500

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