Offered for sale is this
ORIGINAL 1918 ADOLF HITLER WATERCOLOR w. H. HOFFMANN INVENTORY STAMP
‘RUINS’ (YPRES, FRANCE)
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY FROM S. PASTORE AND SELLER GIVES FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY
This watercolor and ink piece is from 1918, showing a small portion of a merchants building in Ypres, called ‘The Cloth Hall’. It was shelled completely during the various battles of Ypres in World War One. Adolf Hitler’s camp was less than half a mile away. This piece was considered by Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann to be included in the portfolio that he published in 1936 featuring Adolf Hitler watercolors from WWI but he rejected it because Hitler had several depictions of ruins, and they were more colorful. Personally, we believe that this is one of his best because the very lack of color tells us how the artist felt about ruined beautiful structures: it made him upset even if it was in enemy territory. The stark loneness is apparent, an emotion AH often felt during the war as his few friends were killed off. (A few survived and joined the Nazi party later). The size is 214 x 175mm or 8-1/2 x 6-7/8 inches in perfect condition with Heinrich Hoffmann archive stamp on the back.
The seller guarantees the authenticity and comes with Certificate of Authenticity of the previous owner, Mr. S. Pastore, who was author of three books on Adolf Hitler artwork and recognized authority in the field of Hitler’s art.
Worldwide shipping included. This item ships from Finland and the seller guarantees the authenticity.