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    Sale 12146

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1060

    Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

    The Tower

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
    The Tower
    signed 'Feininger' (lower left) and dated '30. x. 46.' (lower right)
    watercolor, pen and India ink and charcoal on paper
    19 x 14 in. (48.3 x 35.6 cm.)
    Executed on 30 October 1946


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    Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York – Berlin has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is registered under no. 1397-09-29-16.

    Provenance

    Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries, New York.
    Private collection, New York.
    Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, February 1973.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF EDWIN AND LOLA JAFFE


    Exhibited

    New York, Willard Gallery, Lyonel Feininger, March-April 1958, no. 11 (titled Sky Script).
    New York, Serge Sabarsky Gallery, Expressionists, Major Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculptures by 17 German Expressionists, December 1972-May 1973, no. 11 (illustrated in color; titled Manhattan).