Ohne Titel (aka) (Untitled (aka))
Property of a Private Collector
1887 - 1948
Ohne Titel (aka)
collage on card
Image: 13 by 10.8cm., 5⅛ by 4¼in.
Framed: 42 by 33cm., 16½ by 13in.
Sheet: 19 by 14cm. 7½ by 5½in.
Executed circa 1937-38.
Executed on card, and adhered to the mount intermittently along all four edges. The card is very slightly bowed in places and slightly time-stained. The collage elements are secure (where they are supposed to be), though there is a very small part of tracing paper to the upper part of the extreme left edge which is slightly coming away from the card. There are some creases and general surface inconsistencies to the work, which are inherent to the artist's working methods. There are some scattered small spots of foxing in places. This work is in overall good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker (inherited from the above in 1948 and until 1965)
Lord's Gallery, London (on consignment from 1959)
Frankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Frankfurt (acquired circa 1965-68)
Galleria Schwarz, Milan (acquired circa 1971-77)
Sale: Christie's, London, 2nd December 1980, lot 156
(probably) Wolpe Gallery, Cape Town
Acquired from the above by the present owner by 1984