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    Sale 2045

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

    Ténèbres

    Price Realised  

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
    Ténèbres
    signed with monogram and dated '43' (lower left); signed with monogram and dated again and numbered '1943 No 721' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    22 7/8 x 16½ in. (58 x 42 cm.)
    Painted in 1943


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    Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris.
    Galleria Gissi, Turin.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 22 October 1980, lot 74.
    Davlyn Gallery, New York (by 1984).
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky: Life and Work, New York, 1958, p. 342 (illustrated, p. 326).
    H.K. Roethel and J.K. Benjamin, Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings 1916-1944, New York, 1984, vol. 2, p. 1049, no. 1158.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie René Drouin, Kandinsky, epoque Parisienne 1934-1944, 1949, no. 25 (incorrectly dated).
    Bern, Kunsthalle, Gesamtausstellung Wassily Kandinsky, March-May 1955, no. 111.
    New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Kandinsky--Parisian Period 1934-1944, October-November 1969, no. 47 (illustrated).
    Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Wassily Kandinsky: Gemälde 1900-1944, July-September 1970, no. 185 (illustrated).
    London, Achim Moeller Gallery, Kandinsky, 1978, no. 9.