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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 408

    Alexej von Jawlensky (1964-1941)

    Meditation

    Price Realised  

    Alexej von Jawlensky (1964-1941)
    Meditation
    signed with the initials 'A.j.' (lower left); dated '.36' (lower right); with the inscription by Lisa Kümmel 'A.Jawlensky V 1936 W.17' (on the reverse)
    oil on linen-finish paper laid down on cardboard
    6½ x 5 in. (16.8 x 12.7 cm.)
    Painted in May 1936


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    Provenance

    The artist's estate.
    Karl Gutbrod, Cologne, a gift from the artist's family on 23 March 1957, and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    C. Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky: Köpfe, Gesichte, Meditationen, Hanau, 1970, no. 833.
    M. Jawlensky, L. Pieroni-Jawlensky & A. Jawlensky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, vol. III, 1934-1937, London, 1993, no. 1935 (illustrated p. 244).