Alfred Kubin (1877-1959)
signed 'Kubin' (extreme lower right) and titled 'Das Couplet.' (extreme lower left)
pen and India ink, inkwash and pencil on paper
Image size: 9 7/8 x 8 ½ in. (25 x 21.7 cm.)
Sheet size: 12 7/8 x 12 ¼ in. (32.4 x 31.1 cm.)
(possibly) Hans von Weber, Munich.
Galerie Welz, Salzburg.
Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, December 1971).
Armin Allen, New York (acquired from the above).
Acquired from the above by the late owners, April 1976.
G. Sebba, Kubin's Dance of Death and Other Drawings, New York, 1973, p. 77 (illustrated).
O. Breicha, ed., Alfred Kubin: Bilder und Schriften zu Leben und Werk, exh. cat., Galerie Welz, Salzburg, 1977, p. 43 (illustrated, fig. 31).
O. Breicha, ed., Alfred Kubin Weltgeflecht: Ein Kubin-Kompendium, Schriften und Bilder zu Leben und Werk, Salzburg, 1978, p. 43 (illustrated, fig. 31; dated circa 1900).
New York, Serge Sabarsky Gallery, Alfred Kubin: An Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors, December 1970-January 1971, no. 4 (illustrated on the exhibition invitation).
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Max Klinger, Käthe Kollwitz, Alfred Kubin: A Study in Influences, March-June 1990, no. 23 (dated circa 1900 and titled The Song).
New York, Neue Galerie, From Klimt to Klee: Masterworks of the Serge Sabarsky Collection, October 2009-February 2010, p. 26, no. 6 (illustrated in color; dated circa 1900).
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Alternate Histories: Celebrating 75 Years of Galerie St. Etienne, January 2014-April 2015.
New York, Neue Galerie, Expressionist Nudes, February 2016-June 2016.
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, The Art Dealer as Scholar, July 2019-October 2019.