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201

Kurt Schwitters

Mz x 3 is deposited (Mz x 3 zurückgelegt)

Property from the Thomas collection

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Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters

Mz x 3 is deposited (Mz x 3 zurückgelegt)

Mz x 3 is deposited (Mz x 3 zurückgelegt)

Property from the Thomas collection

Kurt Schwitters

1887 - 1948

Mz x 3 is deposited (Mz x 3 zurückgelegt)


signed Kurt Schwitters, dated 1947, titled MZ X,3 is deposited (lower left on the mount) and dedicated for Wantee 28.9.47 (lower right on the mount)

collage and paper mounted on the artist's mount

Image: 8.5 by 6.5cm., 3¼ by 2½in. Artist's mount: 13.4 by 9.5cm., 5¼ by 3¾in.

Framed: 25.5 by 20.3cm., 10 by 8in.

Executed in 1947.

The collage and paper are laid down on the artist's mount, which is in turn attached to the overmount by adhesive tape along the upper and lower edges of the reverse. The upper edge of the collage is slightly deckled and the lower edge is slightly unevenly cut. The collage elements are stable. There are some flattened creases to the collage and some minor wear to the extreme edges. The artist's mount is slightly time-stained and flattened creases are visible in all four corners. There are a few minor studio accretions as well as a few tiny spots of foxing. This work is in overall good condition.


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Edith Thomas, London (acquired from the artist in 1948)
Thence by descent to the present owner in 1976
Karin Orchard & Isabel Schulz, Kurt Schwitters. Catalogue raisonné, 1923-36, Hannover, 2000, vol. III, no. 3435, illustrated p. 589
Newcastle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, No Socks. Kurt Schwitters and the Merzbarn, 1999, no. 50
Hannover, Sprengel Museum; Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen & Munich, Haus der Kunst, Aller Anfang ist Merz. Von Kurt Schwitters bis heute / In the Beginning was Merz. From Kurt Schwitters to the Present Day, 2000-01, no. 221, illustrated in the catalogue