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Kurt Schwitters

Ohne Titel (Bewegung) (Untitled (Movement))

Property from the Thomas collection

Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters

Ohne Titel (Bewegung) (Untitled (Movement))

Ohne Titel (Bewegung) (Untitled (Movement))

Property from the Thomas collection

Kurt Schwitters

1887 - 1948

Ohne Titel (Bewegung) (Untitled (Movement))


signed KS and dated 43 (lower right)

oil and collage on board

57.7 by 47.5cm., 22¾ by 18¾in.

Framed: 72.2 by 61cm., 28½ by 24in.

Executed in 1943.

The board is sound and is pinned to the mount at all four corners. Inspection under UV light reveals several sensitively-executed fine lines and small spots of retouching throughout the composition. The board is very slightly bowed at the lower edge. There are a few instances of raised craquelure to the composition, the most notable of which is a diagonal line to the upper centre of the work (approx. 10cm long). There are some inconsistencies to the surface, many of which are likely inherent to the board. There is some very minor paint shrinkage in places and some nicks and tiny paper tears to parts of the extreme edges. 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 1991
Karin Orchard & Isabel Schulz, Kurt Schwitters. Catalogue raisonné, 1923-36, Hannover, 2000, vol. III, no. 3021, illustrated p. 414
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kurt Schwitters in the Lake District, 1964, no. 12 
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kurt Schwitters in England, 1982, no. 31 
Newcastle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, No Socks. Kurt Schwitters and the Merzbarn, 1999, no. 27