Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

Cape "Thistle"

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
Cape "Thistle"
signed 'Feininger' (lower left) and dated '16.viii.50.' (lower right); titled 'Cape "Thistle"' (on the reverse)
watercolor and pen and India ink over pencil on paper
9 3/8 x 11 ½ in. (23.9 x 31.7 cm.)
Executed on 16 August 1950
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (by 1951).
Anon. sale, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, 20 May 1960, lot 121.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Work of Lyonel Feininger, November-December 1951, p. 21, no. 120.
New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Lyonel Feininger, March-April 1952, p. 47, no. 29.
Wallingford, Connecticut, The Choate School, January-February 1965 (on loan).
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Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York – Berlin has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is registered under no. 1443-09-27-17.

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