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Alfred Kubin

Kopf mit abgeschnittener Nase (Head with cut off nose)

Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection

Alfred Kubin

Alfred Kubin

Kopf mit abgeschnittener Nase (Head with cut off nose)

Kopf mit abgeschnittener Nase (Head with cut off nose)

Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection

Alfred Kubin

1877 - 1959

Kopf mit abgeschnittener Nase (Head with Cut Off Nose)


signed Kubin (lower right)titled (lower left) and inscribed Mein Werk Abb. 30 on the verso

pen and ink, wash and spray, watercolour and coloured crayon on paper

32.8 by 25.6cm., 12⅞ by 10⅛in.

Framed: 50.9 by 42.7cm., 20 by 16¾in.


Executed circa 1904.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Peter Assmann.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount at all four corners and floating in the mount. The left and right edges are unevenly cut. The sheet is very slightly undulating as a result of the artist's working process. There is a very faint crease to the right part of the upper edge only visible under raking light and upon close inspection. There are several tiny surface accretions and small spots of foxing. There are remnants of adhesive relating to a previous mounting arrangement on the reverse. This work is in overall very good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 12th June 2009, lot 96
Le Claire Kunst, Hamburg
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012
Alfred Kubin, Dämonen und Nachtgesichte, Dresden, 1926, pl. 30

Winterthur, Kunnstmuseum, Alfred Kubin, 1986, no. 115, illustrated in colour in the catalogue