ALFRED KUBIN | BISON
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
1877 - 1959
tempera and gouache on paper
signed AKubin (lower right); inscribed für das Marianneum on the reverse
Unframed: 21.7 by 26.2cm., 8 1/2 by 10 1/4 in.
Executed circa 1907.
This work is sold unframed
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Peter Assmann.
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Executed on cream kataster paper. The edges of the sheet are unevenly cut. There are light nicks in places to the extreme edges of the sheet. There is evidence of a historic mounting method and associated paper residue adhered to the reverse of the sheet, not affecting the recto of the work. There is scattered minor rubbing consistent with age and handling. There are two light creases to the upper left corner (the longest measuring approx. 3cm. in length) and associated light pigment loss. This work is in overall good condition.
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Marianneum Collection, Vienna (a gift from the artist)
Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland
Thence by descent to the present owners