SOLD Documented A.H. Watercolor, FeldherrnhalleSKU: MiAHpj1
Original A.H. paintings are incredibly rare and seldom available for sale outside of auctions. This ‘pen and ink and watercolor’ example is well-documented and provenanced. The subject of the painting is the Theatiner Church, Munich, as seen from the Feldherrnhalle. Hitler, a necessarily prolific artist due to his homelessness as a young man, painted this in 1914, shortly before the outbreak of WWI. The painting is rendered on heavy paper stock and measures 27 x 18cm. There is no damage or repairs or re-touching. The painting comes originally from the archive of Peter Jahn, and bears the correct and expected official letter, seals and stamps associated with Jahn’s Hitler art pieces. Jahn in 1937-38 had acted as an agent for Hitler (who had spent a period of time in Vienna and Munich), seeking to buy back as many paintings as possible on the Fueher’s behalf (see more about Peter Jahn and Hitler’s paintings at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paintings_by_Adolf_Hitler ) This is one of those paintings, and is a fine example of Hitler’s particular style. It also bears one of the identifiable Hitler autographs in ink at the lower left. The painting is pictured in references, including Billy Price’s noted book on Hitler paintings from the ’80s. This painting is priced to achieve a rapid sale for the consignor, and at this price point makes a very wise and worthwhile investment for its next curator. All certification and documentation pictured accompanies this purchase.