28 February 2019
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Zeichnung zur 'Voisinage' (Drawing for 'Neighborhood')
signed with the monogram and dated '39' (lower left)
ink on paper
6 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (16 x 21.6 cm.)
Drawn in 1939
Nina Kandinsky, by descent from the artist.
Hildegard & Sigismund Freiherr von Braun, a gift from the above on 1 May 1970.
Private collection, Berlin, by 1979; sale, Lempertz, Cologne, 7 June 2000, lot 6.
The Adam Gallery, London & Bath, by whom acquired in 2000.
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 6 May 2003.
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V. Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Drawings: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, Munich, 2006, no. 1053, p. 484 (illustrated).
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