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 
Not on View

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;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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