Lot 354
  • 354

Wassily Kandinsky

Estimate
35,000 - 45,000 GBP
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Description

  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Ohne Titel (Untitled)
  • signed with the artist's monogram (lower left)
  • brush and ink and wash on paper
  • 34.2 by 25.5cm., 13⅜ by 10in.

Provenance

George Costakis, Moscow (acquired by 1962)
Salome Estorick Collection (sale: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 6th November 1979, lot 139)
Private Collection, New York (purchased at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, New York, 12th November 1997, lot 407 
Purchased at the above sale by the late owner

Exhibited

London, Grosvenor Gallery, Two Decades of Experiment in Russian Art (1902-1922), 1962, no. 27, illustrated in the catalogue
London, Grosvenor Gallery, Aspects of Russian Experimental Art 1900-1925, 1967, no. 41
Ithaka, Cornell University, Andrew Dickson White Gallery, Russian Art of the Revolution, 1971, no. 31 
New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Russian Avant-Garde 1908-1922, 1971, no. 45, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Pierre Volboudt, Kandinsky Zeichnungen, Cologne, 1974, no. 35, illustrated
Alexander Dückers, Linie, Licht und Schatten, Meisterzeichnungen und Skulpturen der Sammlung Jan und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, Berlin, 1999, illustrated p. 408
Philip Rylands, The Timeless Eye. Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection, Berlin, 1999, illustrated p. 407
Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Drawings, catalogue raisonné, Munich, 2006, vol. I, no. 408, illustrated p. 206

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, taped to the mount intermittently along the edges. The upper edge is slightly uneven and may have been torn from a sketch book. There are very minor spots of foxing. Overall this work is in very good condition.
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