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    Sale 7736

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

    Bleu plongé

    Price Realised  

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
    Bleu plongé
    signed with the monogram and dated '34' (lower left); inscribed 'No 546 1934-"Bleu plongé"' (on the reverse of the artist's mount)
    watercolour on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    13¾ x 8 5/8 in. (35 x 22.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1934


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    Provenance

    Nina Kandinsky.
    Karl Gutbrod, a gift from the above, and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    The Artist's Handlist, no. '1934, 546, Bleu plongé'.
    V. Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1922-1944, London, 1994, no. 1173 (illustrated p. 392).


    Exhibited

    Bern, Kunsthalle, Wassily Kandinsky, February - March 1937, no. 82.
    Paris, Galerie l'Esquisse, Etapes de l'oeuvre de Wassily Kandinsky, November - December 1944.
    Lucerne, Galerie Rosengart, Kandinsky Exhibition: Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, June - September 1953, no. 18.
    Lugano, Museo d'arte, Kandinsky nelle collezioni Svizzere, June - October 1995, no. 64 (illustrated p. 229).