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    Sale 11793

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 162

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

    Ohne Titel

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    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
    Ohne Titel
    signed with the artist's monogram and dated '1913' (lower left)
    pen and India ink on paper
    7 x 9 in. (17.3 x 22.8 cm.)
    Drawn in 1913


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    Vivian Endicott Barnet has noted that this drawing is known from a photograph which Nina Kandinsky inscribed 'Dessin N3-1913 Col. N.K. Paris' and from notes Hans Roethel made when he saw the work in Paris in the early 1970s. The motif relates to Improvisations 33 and especially 34 (Roethel & Benjamin, nos. 461, 469).

    Provenance

    Nina Kandinsky, Paris.
    Galerie Editions Karl Flinker, Paris.
    Collection of Dr Sylvain Blondin.
    Estate of Sibylle Lacan, Paris.
    Anonymous sale, Artcurial, Paris, 5 June 2014, lot 153.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, L'art de Kandinsky et Catalogue des dessins, in 'Sélection' no. XIV, Paris, July 1933, p. 30.
    V. Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky, Drawings, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, Individual Drawings, Munich, 2006, no. 291, p. 158 (illustrated).