Property of a Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
1871 - 1956
Signed Feininger (lower left); titled (lower center); dated 22 vii 50 (lower right)
Watercolor, pen and ink and charcoal on paper
12½ by 18¾ in. (31.8 by 47.6 cm)
Framed: 18¾ by 24⅝ in. (47.6 by 62.6 cm)
Executed on July 22, 1950.
Achim Moeller has kindly confirmed the authenticity of the work which is to be included in the archives of watercolors and drawings.
Executed on cream laid paper. The sheet is hinged at two places along the upper edge of its verso. All four edges of the sheet have been reinforced with tape. There are a few minor nicks to the bottom edge of the sheet, with the largest measuring 1/2 inch in length. The sheet is lightly time struck. There is some scattered minor staining, as well as a few scattered handling creases. This work is in good condition.
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Willard Gallery, New York (and sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 11, 1966, lot 6)
Acquired at the above sale
Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Work of Lyonel Feininger, 1951, n.n.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Lyonel Feininger, Paintings of Harbors, Ships and The Sea, 1958, n.n.
Ogunquit, Maine, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Sixth Annual Exhibition, 1958, no. 20
Dallas, The Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, Lyonel Feininger Retrospective, 1963, no. 52