ALFRED KUBIN | WILDE TIERE (WILD ANIMALS)
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
1877 - 1959
WILDE TIERE (WILD ANIMALS)
signed AKubin and titled (centre); signed A. Kubin and inscribed Marianne, Entwurf on the verso
pen and brush and ink and coloured crayon on paper
Unframed: 12 by 14.7cm., 4¾ by 5¾in.
Executed in 1919.
This work is sold unframed
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Peter Assmann.
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Executed on cream laid paper and not laid down, the sheet is hinged to the mount with two adhesive tabs in the upper left and lower left corners. All four edges are very slightly unevenly cut. There are two ink stains in the upper corners of the verso of the sheet which have caused some slight discolouration on the recto. There is some slight surface dirt and rubbing to the sheet in places. The work is in overall good condition.
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Private Collection / Marianne, Passau (a gift from the artist)
Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland
Thence by descent to the present owners
This work is sold with a copy of the book, Wilde Tiere, containing 32 collotypes by Alfred Kubin, that was printed by Hyperion in 1920 in an edition of 720. The book is signed A.K and dedicated to Meiner lieben Freundin vom Wiedergeborenen AK in pencil on the inside front page.