Property from a Private Collection

Wassily Kandinsky

Linienbrücke (Bridge of Lines)

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March 2, 07:38 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection

Wassily Kandinsky

1866 - 1944

Linienbrücke (Bridge of Lines)

signed with the artist’s monogram and dated 23 (lower left)

watercolour and pen and ink on paper

40.6 by 31cm., 16 by 12¼in.

Painted in October 1923.




1866 - 1944年




40.6 x 31 公分;16 x 12¼ 英寸


Galka E. Scheyer, Los Angeles (on commission from the artist from 1924 and until the late 1930s)

Nina Kandinsky, Paris

Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above in 1972)

Galerie Berggruen, Paris (acquired from the above in 1972)

The Lefevre Gallery, London 

Takashimaya Ltd., Osaka 

Private Collection (acquired in 1973)

Thence by descent to the present owner 

The Artist's Handlist, Watercolours, listed as 'x, 1923, 99, Linienbrücke'
Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky. Watercolours, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, 1922-1944, New York, 1994, no. 653, illustrated p. 86

New York, The Daniel Gallery, The Blue Four, 1925, no. 46

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Museum & University of California, Southern Branch, The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, 1926, no. 60

Halle, Hallischer Kunstverein (Roter Turm) & Moritzburg, Städtisches Museum Moritzburg, 1929

Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Kandinsky. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, 1972, no. 25, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Paris, Galerie Berggruen, Kandinsky. aquarelles et dessins, 1972, no. 14, illustrated in the catalogue

London, The Lefevre Gallery, Oil Paintings and Watercolours by Wassily Kandinsky, 1973, no. 17, illustrated in the catalogue