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Kurt Schwitters

Ohne Titel (Gebogene Formen) (Untitled (Curving Forms))

Property from the Thomas collection

Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters

Ohne Titel (Gebogene Formen) (Untitled (Curving Forms))

Ohne Titel (Gebogene Formen) (Untitled (Curving Forms))

Property from the Thomas collection

Kurt Schwitters

1887 - 1948

Ohne Titel (Gebogene Formen) (Untitled (Curving Forms))


signed KS and dated 41 (lower right); signed Kurt Schwitters, inscribed Bild abstrakt Hutchinson I and dated 1941 on the reverse

oil on panel

60 by 47.8cm., 23⅝ by 18¾in.

Framed: 76.2 by 63.2cm., 30 by 24⅞in.

Painted in 1941.

The panel is sound. Inspection under UV light reveals a possible area of retouching to the yellow, just above the central grey element. There are some irregularities to the surface, most of which are inherent to the panel, the most significant of which is to the right part of the extreme upper edge. There are a number of horizontal cracks to the top layer of the panel, most prominently to the right edge. There are some fine lines of craquelure in places and several artist's pinholes along the edges of the work. The panel is very slightly bowed. This work is in overall good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

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. 2774, illustrated p. 294
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kurt Schwitters in the Lake District, 1964, no. 1
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kurt Schwitters in England, 1982, no. 56
Sheffield, Sheffield City Art Galleries & Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Schwitters in Britain, 1987
Newcastle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, No Socks. Kurt Schwitters and the Merzbarn, 1999, no. 23