Leopold Gottlieb (1883 – 1934)

Leopold Gottlieb. Presumed portrait of the painter Mieczyslaw Jakimowicz

Bardzo bogaty opis i spory materiał porównawczy jak na nie sygnowany przez Gottlieba portret. Nie rozumiem, dlaczego w opisie katalogowym nie ma  ani słowa proweniencji. Czyż doprawdę nie można dojść do informacji kto wcześniej posiadał tę pracę? Chyba nie została znaleziona na paryskim pchlim jarmarku? Dodam, że portret Jakimowicza, ten z Muzem Narodowego w Warszawie jest sygnowany (dla porównania pokazuję niżej fotografię) , tudzież portret Wacława Borowskiego, z tego samego muzeum, też jest sygnowany. Jest trochę irytujące, że ‘zapomniano’ napisać w katalogu o tych dwóch sprawach (braku sygnatury i braku proweniencji) za to jest certyfikat autentyczności. Presumed by Leopold Gottlieb portrait of presumed Mieczysław Jakimowicz? 50,000 – 60,000 euro dla jednych dużo dla innych niewiele. Portret, swoją drogą, niezły.

Lot 13. Léopold GOTTLIEB (Drohobycz 1883 – Paris 1934). Presumed portrait of the painter Mieczyslaw Jakimowicz, Circa 1908. Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm. A certificate of authenticity from the BMCB will be given to the purchaser. Leopold Gottlieb, author of figurative scenes, religious and biblical subjects, was above all the master of portraiture. He painted striking effigies of representatives of Polish and international Bohemia: the art critic André Salmon, the sculptors Rembrandt Bugatti and Xawery Dunikowski, the painters Jules Pascin, Diego de Rivera and Wacław Borowski, among others.
In 1907, in Krakow, Leopold Gottlieb painted a portrait of his brother-in-law and colleague, the painter Mieczysław Jakimowicz, with whom he had founded the Group of Five two years earlier. This portrait is entitled The Man Sitting on a Chair. Portrait of Mieczysław Jakimowicz, 1907, is now in the National Museum in Warsaw. Both Gottlieb and Jakimowicz met in 1908 in Paris, sharing the same address at 3 rue Boissonade in Montparnasse (which may even have been their studio). It was probably at this time that Jakimowicz served, for the second time, as a model for his brother-in-law. This portrait is part of a series that is distinguished in Gottlieb’s work by a very reduced, almost monochrome, colour range of ochres and earths, enhanced by black and white. Other examples of this series are: the Self-Portrait of 1908 (Tel Aviv Art Museum), two portraits of the artist’s mother, one dating from 1908, the other from 1910 (Israel Museum in Jerusalem), the Portrait of a Man, circa 1905-1910 (in 2000, in the Wojciech Fibak collection), and finally the Portrait of Wacław Borowski, circa 1910 (National Museum in Warsaw). Although painted, these paintings seem to be halfway between painting and drawing, in which Gottlieb also excelled, so decided and vigorous is the line. The hieratic and dignified pose of the model, whose gaze is directed downwards as if dominating the viewer while distancing himself from the outside world, brings him closer to Gottlieb’s Self-Portrait of 1908, already mentioned. The emphasis on the hands of the person being portrayed, as well as his posture leaning on the back of a seat – as in the above-mentioned Man Sitting on a Chair in the Warsaw Museum – again suggests that the model is Mieczysław Jakimowicz. Dr. Ewa Bobrowska BECM SAS (Bobrowska-Mielniczuk Expert Office). Estimate 50,000 – 60,000 euro. Millon. 05/13/20

Leopold Gottlied. Mężczyzna siedzący na krześle; 1907; olej; płótno; 70 x 85,5 (MNW)

Leopold Gottlieb (1883 – 1934)

Leopold Gottlieb. Women at the Market, 1927

Lot 684. LEOPOLD GOTTLIEB (POLISH 1883-1934). Women at the Market, 1927, oil on canvas, 89.7 x 116.2 cm (35 3/8 x 45 3/4 in.), signed and dated lower left. PROVENANCE Erich Cohn Collection. Thence by descent in the family to the present owner. LOT NOTES The present lot comes from the estate of Erich Cohn, a prolific patron and collector of German expressionism. Born in 1890 in Filehne (present-day Poland), Mr. Cohn emigrated to the United States before the outbreak of the Second World War, where in 1937 he became president of the noodle and matzoh manufactory A. Goodman & Sons.
Art from the Erich Cohn Collection, especially by Kleinschmidt, Grosz, and Kollwitz, is held at the MoMA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harvard Art Museums and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The collection also included several artworks by Polish-Jewish modernist Leopold Gottlieb, whose works are represented in lots 684-686. Women at the Market, dating to 1927, is illustrative of Gottlieb’s mature style, complete with a limited color palette of whites, browns and greens adoped by him in the latter half of the decade. As Women at a Bath (lot 685), this painting demonstrates Gottlieb’s interest in scenes of labor and eating, which, in conjunction with biblical narratives, explore the human condition at its most intimate. Estimate $60,000 – 80,000. Starting $47,500. Shapiro. 03/22/20. Sold $100,000

Trzy znakomite oleje Leopolda Gottlieba o wartości muzealnej. Aż przyemnie jest zarejestrować te prace. Przewiduję ostrą walkę …polskich domów aukcyjnych.


Leopold Gottlieb. Nudes at a Bath

Lot 685. LEOPOLD GOTTLIEB (POLISH 1883-1934). Nudes at a Bath, oil on canvas, 117 x 90 cm (46 x 35 1/2 in.), signed lower left. PROVENANCE Erich Cohn Collection. Thence by descent in the family to the present owner. LOT NOTES The present lot comes from the estate of Erich Cohn, a prolific patron and collector of German expressionism. Born in 1890 in Filehne (present-day Poland), Mr. Cohn emigrated to the United States before the outbreak of the Second World War, where in 1937 he became president of the noodle and matzoh manufactory A. Goodman & Sons. Art from the Erich Cohn Collection, especially by Kleinschmidt, Grosz, and Kollwitz, is held at the MoMA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harvard Art Museums and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The collection also included several artworks by Polish-Jewish modernist Leopold Gottlieb, whose works are represented in lots 684-686. Compositionally, Nudes at a Bath is reminiscent of the 1933 painting Biale kobiety (White Women) in The National Museum in Warsaw, with the same kind of pyramidal structure formed by the three women’s bodies. Another example of this subject is found in a 1930 gouache and oil work found in the collection of the Jewish Museum (Group of Seated Figures). Here, the table is shown at an angle and is populated with three more figures than the 1933 example, imbuing the work with greater dynamism. These scenes of labor and eating are a staple of Gottlieb’s ouevre beginning in the 1920s, and can be viewed as a continuation of his interest in biblical motifs. Beginning with the late 1920s onward, he also condensed his color palette to whites, browns, greens and blues, as seen in the works represented in this auction. Estimate $30,000 – 50,000. Starting $25,000. Shapiro. 03/22/20. Sold $80,000


Leopold Gottlieb. Lovers

Lot 686. LEOPOLD GOTTLIEB (POLISH 1883-1934). Lovers, oil on canvas, 89.7 x 74.5 cm (35 1/4 x 29 3/8 in.), signed lower left. PROVENANCE Erich Cohn Collection. Thence by descent in the family to the present owner. Estimate $20,000 – 30,000. Staring $16,000. Shapiro. 03/22/20. Sold 47,500

Leopold Gottlieb (1883 – 1934)

Leopold Gottlieb. Women at the Table

Dobra figuralna kompozycja Lepolda Gottieba namalowana w tonacjach brązów. Technika malarska mixed media może miec różne znaczenie a tutaj przypuszczam, że być może jest to akwarela oparta na szkicu ołówkowym choć może nie mam racji. Technika jest ważna o tyle, że widać brzydkie uszkodzenie, machnięcie półkoliste prawie pośrodku pracy z wydrapaniem farby. Dobrze byłoby zobaczyć z bliska by zadecydować o sposobie i cenie ewentualnej konserwacji. Pracaj jest wysoko wyceniona, może sporo za wysoko ze względu na te uszkodzenia.

Lot 16. Leopold Gottlieb. Women at the Table. Mixed media on paper laid down on panel, 44 X 56 cm. Signed. Estimate $5,000 – 8,000. Tiroche. 01/25/20

Leopold Gottlieb (1883 – 1934)

Leopold Gottlieb. Blessing of the bread

Lot 30. Leopold Gottlieb 1883-1934 (French). ‘Blessing of the bread’. Ortodox family near the Shabbat Table. Rare; gouache and charcoal on paper; 18½ x 25 cm (7 x 10 in.), signed lower right. Estimate €2,600 – €3,000. Matsart. 11/19/10

Mając do wyboru oryginalny pracę Błogosławienie chleba lub litorgrafię Milosierdzie, chyba wybrałbym tę drugą jako bardziej zrozumiałą dla wszystkich. Przyznam, że ta pierwsza to też bardzo dobra praca. Generalnie, złych prac Leopolda Gottlieba chyba nie ma.


Leopold Gottlieb. Barmherzigkeit, 1920

Leopold Gottlieb (1879, Drohobycz – 1934, Paris). Barmherzigkeit, 1920. Lithograph, hand signed, 29.5 x 20 cm; total size 40.5 x 30 cm. Estimate $170 – $280. Catawiki. 11/17/19

Leopold Gottlieb (1883 – 1934)

Leopold Gottlieb. Cooking

Niezłe prace pojawiają się czasami w Izraelu, choć nad tytułami mogliby popracować w Tiroche. Dobrze byłoby wiedzieć z jakiej kolekcji ta praca pochodzi.


LOT 260. Leopold Gottlieb 1883 – 1934. Cooking, oil on canvas, 54X65 cm. Signed. Estimate: $ 10,000 – 15,000. Tiroche. 06/29/19