The painting firstly belonged to Marées’ close friend, Prof. Kleinenberg, whose portrait also became part of Max Silberberg’s collection afterwards. In 1925 the „Refreshment” entered the collection of Zitzmann and then, on March the 3rd it was offered on auction in the Salon Cassirer-Helbing in Berlin, where Max Silberberg purchased it for his collection.
In 1935 Silberberg was forced to auction off this painting as well. On the 141st auction in the Salon Paul Graupe in Berlin it was purchased by the commission merchant Carl Braunstein. In 1980 the painting, as an endowment from a private collection, entered the collection of the Museum in Wiesbaden, though it was exhibited only in 2011.
The Museum of Wiesbaden, within its strenuous efforts to clarify the sticking points about the painting’s provenance made a considerable contribution towards their fair and reliable solution in the light of the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art.
J. Meier-Graefe, Hans von Marées, 1909, vol. II, cat. no. 497
Karl Scheffler, Die Sammlung Max Silberberg, In: „Kunst und Künstler“, 30 (1931)
Gemälde und Zeichnungen des 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer bekannten schlesischen Privatsammlung und aus verschiedenem Privatbesitz, Versteigerung 141, 23. März 1935, Paul Graupe, Berlin 1935
- Dr. Hans-Joachim Hinz