Kopf mit abgeschnittener Nase (Head with cut off nose)
Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection
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.
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