LYONEL FEININGER | VILLEN AU DER SEINE, BEI PARIS (VILLAS ON THE SEINE, NEAR PARIS)
30,000 - 40,000 USD
Property from a Long Island Collection
(1871 - 1956)
VILLEN AU DER SEINE, BEI PARIS (VILLAS ON THE SEINE, NEAR PARIS)
Signed Feininger and dated 07 (upper right); titled (on the reverse)
Oil on board
13¾ by 19½ in. (34.9 by 49.5 cm)
Framed: 18¾ by 24¾ in. (47.6 by 62.8 cm)
Painted in Paris in 1907.
Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York – Berlin has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is registered under no. 1647-03-16-20.
The board is bowing very slightly. Artist's pinhole to the center of the top edge. Some very light wear to the corners of the board. Seven pindot losses to green and white pigments in the lower left corner. A nailhead sized loss toward of the center of the bottom edge. A single crack to the red pigments in the lower right corner. A charcoal-colored accretion runs through the lower center, measuring approximately 2 inches. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent. This work is in overall very good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Estate of the artist
Julia Feininger, New York (the artist's wife; by descent from the above)
Acquavella Galleries, New York (acquired from the estate of the above)
Acquired from the above on February 20, 1986
Hans Hess, Lyonel Feininger, London, 1961, no. 9, catalogued p. 249 (titled Villa by the Seine II)
Ernst Scheyer, Lyonel Feininger: Caricature and Fantasy, Detroit, 1964, catalogued p. 100 (titled Villa on the Seine II)
Petra Werner, Der Fall Feininger, Leipzig, 2006, no. 12, illustrated in color p. 124 (titled Villa an der Seine II)
Achim Moeller, "Villen an der Seine bei Paris (II) / (Villas on the Seine near Paris [II]), 1907 (Moeller 009)” Lyonel Feininger: The Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, http://www.feiningerproject.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=9 (accessed on April 23, 2020)
New York, Acquavella Galleries & Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, Lyonel Feininger, 1985-86, no. 12, illustrated in color in the catalogue