ALFRED KUBIN | EIN ORIENTALISCHES ZWERGENPAAR (AN ORIENTAL DWARF COUPLE)
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
1877 - 1959
EIN ORIENTALISCHES ZWERGENPAAR (AN ORIENTAL DWARF COUPLE)
signed AKubin (lower right); dedicated zwei ... Gesiter aus meinen Gefilden zur Bedienung fur Marianne gestiftet von AK on the verso
pen and ink and wash on paper
Unframed: 12.8 by 10.8cm., 5 by 4¼in.
Executed circa 1911.
This work is sold unframed
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Peter Assmann.
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Executed on cream wove card and not laid down, the work is secured to the mount with plastic housing in the upper right and lower left corners. All four edges are unevenly cut. The work is very slightly time stained. There are some tiny flecks of possible foxing, predominantly in the lower right quadrant. There are some handling marks and light stains along the upper edge. There are four areas on the verso which bear the remnants of an old adhesive and some of the previous mount, and also one old adhesive strip. This work is in overall good condition.
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Private Collection / Marianne, Passau (a gift from the artist)
Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 23rd June 1994, lot 591
Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owners
On the verso of the work the artist has inscribed "two [...] spirits from my realm to serve Marianne, gifted by AK".