• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    Alfred Kubin (1877-1959)

    Riese und Zwerg

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    Estimate

    Alfred Kubin (1877-1959)
    Riese und Zwerg
    signed 'Kubin' (lower right, in the margin); inscribed 'Riese und Zwerg' (lower left, in the margin); with Max Morgenstern collector's stamp (on the reverse)
    watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
    Image: 10 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. (25.6 x 16.8 cm.)
    Sheet: 14 x 10 7/8 in. (35.7 x 26.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1930


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    Dr Annegret Hoberg has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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    Provenance

    Maximilian Morgenstern, Vienna, by whom acquired from the artist, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    A. Kubin, Das Blaue Auge. Humor, Satire, Tragikkomisches und andere Rosinen der Weltliteratur. Einband und Zeichnungen von Alfred Kubin, Berlin, 1930 (illustrated).
    P. Raabe, Alfred Kubin. Leben, Werk, Wirkung, Hamburg, 1957, no. 401.