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Gustav Knauer, Berlin (no. 8747).
Max Bill, Zurich, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Please note that the provenance in the catalogue is incorrect and should read as follows:
The artist, until 1944.
Nina Kandinsky, by descent from the above.
Max Bill, by whom acquired from the above in 1945, and thence by descent to the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION
The Artist's Handlist, vol. IV, no. 517.
W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Life & Work, New York, 1958, p. 338 (illustrated no. 366, p. 379).
H.K. Roethel & J.K. Benjamin, Kandinsky, Catalogue raisonné of the Oil-Paintings, vol. II, 1916-1944, London, 1984, no. 962 (illustrated p. 875).
Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, 1931, no. 58.
Basel, Kunsthalle, Memorial Exhibition, 1945, no. 44.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Painters of the Bauhaus, March - April 1962, no. 85, p. 47.
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Wassily Kandinsky, Gemälde 1900-1944, July - September 1970, no. 103 (illustrated).
Lugano, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Kandinsky nelle Collezione Svizzere, June - October 1995, no. 52 (illustrated p. 211).