Couple in Moonlight
- Ewald Platte (German, 1894-1985)
- Watercolor and India ink on brown wove paper mounted on cardboard
- 12-7/8 x 9-3/4 in. (32.7 x 24.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
- Accession Number:
- © 2008 Ilse Netuschil
Platte was a member of several artistic and literary groups in the 1920s, but eventually preferred to work in isolation. It was probably through his friendship with Jawlensky that Platte met Galka Scheyer. She brought this watercolor on her first trip to America and exhibited it in the European Modernist exhibits in Los Angeles and Oakland in 1927-28.
The artist, given as gift 12 April 1921 to;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.
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