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Lyonel Feininger

(Dead End)

The Spirit of Colour: Property from a Private Collection, Germany

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger

(Dead End)

(Dead End)

The Spirit of Colour: Property from a Private Collection, Germany

Lyonel Feininger

1871 - 1956

(Dead End)



signed Feininger and dated 51 (lower right); signed Lyonel Feininger and dated May 25, 1951 on the stretcher bar

oil on canvas

43 by 61.2cm., 16⅞ by 24 1/8in.

Framed: 44 by 62.5cm., 17⅜ by 24⅝in.

Painted on 25th May 1951. 


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. 1679-12-15-20. The work is included in Lyonel Feininger: The Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Achim Moeller under no. 523.

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Bucholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (on commission from the artist)
Elaine and Otto L. Spaeth, New York (acquired by 1952 and until at least 1961)
Private Collection, New York
The Little Gallery, East Newark
Kennedy Galleries, New York (acquired by 1969 and until at least 1977)
Galerie Utermann, Dortmund
Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in 1988)
A gift from the above to the present owner in 1991
Hans Hess, Lyonel Feininger, Stuttgart, 1959, no. 504, illustrated p. 297 (titled Stadtrand [Dead End])
Hans Hess, Lyonel Feininger, London, 1961, no. 504, illustrated p. 297
The Kennedy Quarterly, October 1969, vol. IX / no. 2, no. 108, illustrated p. 130
Gloria-Gilda Deák, Profiles of American Artists Represented by Kennedy
Galleries, New York, 1981, illustrated p. 57
Gloria-Gilda Deák, Kennedy Galleries’ Profiles of American Artists, New
York, 1984, no. 36, illustrated p. 262
Michael David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art, Secaucus, 1987, illustrated in colour p. 645
Ulrich Luckhardt, Lyonel Feininger, Munich, 1989, no. 57, illustrated in colour p. 163
John A. Garraty & Mark C. Carnes, 'Feininger, Lyonel Charles Adrian' in American National Biography, New York, 1999, vol. 7, pp. 794
Achim Moeller, Lyonel Feininger: The Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, www.feiningerproject.org, no. 523, illustrated in colour
Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute & Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, Spaeth Collection. Paintings, Sculpture, 1952
New York, Kennedy Galleries, American Masters. Paintings, Watercolors, Pastels and Drawings from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries, 1969
New York, Kennedy Galleries, A Selection of 20th Century American Masterpieces, 1973, no. 23, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
New York, Kennedy Galleries, The City as a Source, 1977, no. 14, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Dortmund, Galerie Utermann, Lyonel Feininger. Ölbilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Holzschnitte, 1988, no. 6, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lyonel Feininger. Von Gelmeroda nach Manhattan. Retrospektive der Gemälde, 1998, no. 127, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Dead End [Stadtrand])
Essen, Museum Folkwang, Bauhaus. Dessau, Chicago, New York, 2000, no. 126, illustrated in the catalogue
Additional information for this entry was provided by Moeller Fine Art Projects | The Lyonel Feininger Project, New York – Berlin.