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    Sale 7735

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    23 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941)

    Mystischer Kopf: Frauenkopf auf rotem Grund

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941)
    Mystischer Kopf: Frauenkopf auf rotem Grund
    oil and pencil on board
    14 5/8 x 12¼ in. (37.1 x 31.1 cm.)
    Painted circa 1917


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    Provenance

    (probably) Marianne von Werefkin, Ascona, Switzerland.
    Alexander von Werefkin, probably by descent from the above.
    Kunstmuseum, Bern (no. 1845), by whom acquired from the above in 1956.
    H.J. Schmied, Bern, by whom acquired from the above in June 1959.
    The Redfern Gallery, London.
    Mr and Mrs S. Samuels, by whom acquired from the above on 16 February 1960.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1979, lot 58.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 3 December 1980, lot 56.
    LA Louver, Venice, California.
    Mr and Mrs Ray Stark, Hollywood, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED CALIFORNIAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    M. Jawlensky, L. Pieroni-Jawlensky & A. Jawlensky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Volume Two 1914-1933, London, 1992, no. 914 (illustrated p. 222).


    Exhibited

    London, The Redfern Gallery, Jawlensky, 1864-1941, October 1960, no. 38.
    Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, on loan, July 1963 - July 1964.