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    Sale 12147

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1325

    Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941)

    Variation: Nacht II

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    Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941)
    Variation: Nacht II
    signed with initials 'A.j.' (lower left); signed again, dated and numbered 'A. Jawlensky 1916 N.6.' (on the reverse)
    oil on linen-finish paper laid down on board
    14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (35.7 x 27 cm.)
    Painted in 1916


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    The Alexej von Jawlensky Archives will include this work in the forthcoming volume of their Von Jawlensky catalogue raisonné.

    Provenance

    Galka Scheyer, New York and Los Angeles (acquired from the artist, 1924); Estate sale, U.S. Department of Justice, San Francisco, September 1954, lot 8.
    Paul Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles (acquired at the above sale).
    Stanley N. Barbee, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above); sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 9 December 1959, lot 42.
    Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.


    Literature

    C. Weiler, Alexej von Jawlensky, Köpfe, Gesichte, Meditationen, Hanau, 1970, p. 155, no. 1193 (titled Nacht).


    Exhibited

    Hagen, Museum Folkwang, Alexej Jawlensky, Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, 1922 (titled Nacht II).
    Dresden, Galerie Emil Richter, Alexej von Jawlensky, 1922.
    Kunsthütte zu Chemnitz, Alexej von Jawlensky, 1923, no. 242 (titled Nacht II).
    Stuttgart, Kunsthaus Schaller, Alexej von Jawlensky, 1923 (titled Nacht II).
    Oakland Art Gallery, The Blue Four, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, May 1926, no. 3 (titled Night; dated 1915).
    Los Angeles Museum, The Blue Four, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, October 1926, no. 19 (titled Night; dated 1915).
    San Diego Museum of Fine Arts, The Blue Four, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, 1927, no. 2 (titled Night; dated 1915).
    Portland Museum of Art, The Blue Four, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, 1927, no. 77 (titled Night).
    Seattle, University of Washington Henry Art Gallery, The Blue Four, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, 1927, no. 22 (titled Night).
    Los Angeles Museum, The Blue Four, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, October 1933, no. 57 (titled Night).
    Los Angeles, Stendhal Art Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Art and Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Jawlensky Retrospective Exhibition 1909-1936, 1936-1937, no. 13 (titled Night; dated 1916).
    New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Homage to Jawlensky, A Retrospective Show, 1909-1938, 1939, no. 27 (titled Depth of Night).
    Los Angeles, Stendahl Art Gallery, Alexej Jawlensky, 1940 (titled Night).