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Kirche von Treptow an der Rega I

Kirche von Treptow an der Rega I
signed, dated and inscribed 'Feininger Kirche von Treptow a. d. Rega I 11.7.26' (along the lower edge), and inscribed with the inverted Venus symbol (lower left)
watercolour and pen and ink on paper
11 1/4 x 16 1/8 in. (28.5 x 41 cm.)
Executed on 11 July 1926
Laurence Feininger, the artist's son, Trento.
Acquired by the father of the present owners in 1973.
Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, Lyonel Feininger - Kleiner Blätter: The Intimate World of Lyonel Feininger, May - June 1962.
Los Angeles, Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, German Expressionist Art: 1908-1968, August - September 1968 (illustrated).
Milan, Galleria Ruggerini & Zonca, Lyonel Feininger: acquarelli e disegni dal 1908 al 1955, April - May 1991, no. 15 (illustrated; titled 'Kirche von Trepton').
Trento, Galleria d’Arte Il Castello di Trento, Lyonel Feininger, October - November 1991, no. 47 (illustrated pp. 112-113).
Rovereto, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Omaggio a Lyonel Feininger, Opere dalle collezioni private italiane, May - July 2007.
Halle (Saale), Stiftung Moritzburg - Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Lyonel Feininger: Zurück in Amerika. 1937-1956, May - August 2009, no. 41, p. 223 (illustrated p. 123).
Special notice
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Further details
Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, has confirmed the authenticity of this work. The work is registered in the archives of The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York - Berlin with the no.1821-01-23-23.

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Lot Essay

The inverted Venus symbol at the lower left of this work is an indication that Lyonel Feininger wanted to keep this work for his personal collection. The watercolour depicts Marienkirche (Saint Mary's Church) in Treptow (current day Trzebiatów) near the Baltic Sea. The artist often visited Treptow during his summer holidays in Deep (current day Mrzeżyno) from 1924 to 1935. This church in Treptow is depicted in the paintings Vita Nova, 1947 (Moeller 488) and Church of Old Treptow, 1949 (Moeller 510).

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