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A color print of a mountain with a building in the foreground in the form of a postcard, on white paper.

The print shows a white mountain peak with areas of gray highlighted with green on white paper. In the center just below the peak is male face with a gold band across the forehead. Wavy strokes of white descend from a broad nose, to the left is an area of gray with vertical highlights of green. A small peak on the right has a female face with a gold band across the forehead. Below a field of white streaked with green and yellow is a small building on a foreground of brown.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Emil Nolde, German (Nolde, Germany 1867 - 1956 Seebüll, Germany)
The King of the east Alps (The King Peak)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Der König der Ostalpen (Die Königspitze)
Series/Book Title: Mountain Postcards
Work Type
postcard, print
c. 1897
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Physical Descriptions

Photomechanical print on white wove paper
Photomechanical print
14 x 9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: verso, u.l., purple ink, stamp: ORIG. ENGLISCHE / SCHAFWOLLSTOFFE / für Herren-Anzüge, Damen-Kostüme, / Mäntel, Hosen u. s. w. / werden staunend billig verkauft. / (Einfürungspreise)
  • stamp: verso, l.l., purple ink, stamp: Restenhaus / RICHARD STRASSER / Wien, VI., Mariahilferstrasse 47 (Strassenhof neben Delka)


Recorded Ownership History
Markus Weissenboeck, Salzburg, Austria, Sale, 2004.

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Reuther 25

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Barbara Butts and Michael Parke-Taylor in honor of Frima Fox Hofrichter
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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The postcard bears the printed signature "E.Hansen"
Printed at l.l.: Stern u. Albrecht. München. Nr. 25.
Printed at l.r.: DRUCK V. PHILIPP & KRAMER, WIEN VI.

Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 1440 Secessionism: Munich, Vienna, Berlin (Expressionism), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/2019 - 06/03/2021

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