• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 222

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

    Mz 26 61. Sprengel.

    Price Realised  

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
    Mz 26 61. Sprengel.
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Kurt Schwitters, 26. Mz 26, 61. Sprengel.' (on the artist's mount)
    collage on card laid down on the artist's mount
    Image: 3 7/8 x 4 in. (9.9 x 10 cm.)
    Artist's mount: 10 x 7¾ in. (25.3 x 19.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1926


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    Provenance

    Walter Kern, Zurich & Davos, by whom acquired directly from the artist. Acquired in the early 1970s and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Literature

    K. Orchard & I. Schulz (ed.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1923-1936, Hanover, 2003, no. 1430 (illustrated p. 205).


    Exhibited

    Wiesbaden, Nassauischer Kunstverein im Neuen Museum, Grosse Merzausstellung 1927, March 1927, no. 148; this exhibition later travelled to Bochum, Städtische Gemäldegalerie and Barmen, Ruhmeshalle.
    Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Aller Anfang ist Merz. Von Kurt Schwitters bis heute, August - November 2000, no. 102 (illustrated p. 111); this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Munich, Haus der Kunst.