Nolde in Hamburg

The major exhibition »Nolde in Hamburg«, presenting some 200 artworks and 80 documents, was preceded by various steps of research: based on as yet unpublished sources and in exchange with other experts and researchers, Emil Nolde’s stay of several weeks in Hamburg in 1910 could thus be described in detail for the first time. Through the virtual amalgamation of the archives of the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Nolde Foundation Seebüll and owing to the close cooperation of both institutions, a new light could be cast on Nolde’s relationship to the city of Hamburg regarding art dealers, patrons, and private and public collections. In this context, extensive examinations including provenance research were carried out on the Hamburger Kunsthalle’s complete Nolde holdings, comprising 170 items, and were for the first time published in full in an exhibition catalogue.