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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

Ohne Titel (Porträt eines jungen Mannes mit Rollkragen) (recto); Ohne Titel (Porträt eines Unbekannten) (verso)

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Ohne Titel (Porträt eines jungen Mannes mit Rollkragen) (recto); Ohne Titel (Porträt eines Unbekannten) (verso)
signed with the initials and dated (lower right; cut off)
oil on board
19 7/8 x 16 1/2 in. (50.4 x 42 cm.)
Painted 1940-1943
Provenance
Edith 'Wantee' Thomas, London, by descent from the artist until 1986.
Anonymous sale, Phillips, London, October 1986.
Galerie Kurt Kalb, Vienna.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1990.
Literature
K. Orchard & I. Schulz, Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 3, 1937-1948, Hanover, 2006, nos. 3030.1 & 3030.2 (illustrated p. 417).
Exhibited
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kurt Schwitters in England, January - February 1982, no. 87.
Vienna, Hochschule fu¨r angewandte Kunst, Die Moderne oder die U¨berwindung eines Begriffs, June - September 1994 (illustrated p. 89).
Vienna, Kunstforum, Schwitters, March - June 2002, no. 118 (illustrated p. 206).
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

It has been suggested that the portrait on the reverse depicts Oskar Kokoschka.

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