Ruhende mit Hut (Else Starosta). Um 1926. Oil on firm board. Kraker 596 (there with title "Halbakt mit rotem Kleid"). Signed lower right. Verso inscribed "No 6" by a hand other than that of the artist. 62 x 70,5 cm (24,4 x 27,7 in). [JS].
We are grateful to Roswita and Victor Pontzen, archive Albert Birkle, Salzburg, for their kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Collection Joseph Hierling (1977 acquired directly from artist; until 2010). Private collection Hamburg (since 2010).
EXHIBITION: Albert Birkle, Museum Expressiver Realismus Schloß Kißlegg, 13 May - 30 September, 2001, Dominikanermuseum Rottweil, 19 October - 2 December, 2001. Menschenbilder - Collection Joseph Hierling, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt 26 March - 25 July, 2010, p. 76 (with color illu.).