Houses in a City
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
1871 - 1956
Houses in a City
signed Feininger and dated 1954 (lower left)
pen and ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper
24.2 by 30.9cm., 9½ by 12⅛in.
Framed: 31 by 50cm., 12¼ by 19¾in.
Executed in 1954.
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. 1668-08-31-20. The work will be included in Lyonel Feininger: The Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings and Watercolors by Achim Moeller and Sebastian Ehlert.
Executed on cream laid paper, not laid down, and hinged to the mount in two places along the upper edge. There is an artist's pinhole at each corner. The sheet is slightly time-stained, and there are some glue remnants to parts of the extreme edges, related to previous mounting. There is a 7mm vertical repaired tear to the right part of the upper edge and a few small repairs to the centre of the lower edge. This work is in overall good condition.
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