Carl Hofer (German, 1878-1955)
30 sketchbook pages, 1944; Matted individually in a cloth bound folio box, two have drawings on both sides; Some are initialed, full signature on single sheet; 8 3/16” x 6 1/2” inches (each); Provenance: The artist; Dr. Edward S. Peck (purchased in 1947); Robert Hilton Simmons (purchased in 1956); Exhibitions: Marian Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio Texas, ca. 1960; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, ca. 1960
Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000
Four of the drawings are initialed. Sheets are in age-appropriate condition considering they have been removed from the original sketchbook. Each sheet is hinged within an individual mat. Some sheets have handling marks, soft creases, rough edge (from being torn from book), and minor areas of discoloration. Some of the sheets have faint toning. Evidence of previous drawings are evident on some of the sheets.