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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Property from the Collection of Rudolf and Leonore Blum
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
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signed with monogram and dated '30' (lower left)
watercolor and brush and pen and India ink on paper laid down on card
8 ¾ x 4 ½ in. (22.3 x 11.2 cm.)
Executed in 1930
Pierre Lundholm, Stockholm.
Galerie Berggruen et Cie., Paris (by 1972).
Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York (by 1973).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1986, lot 136.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 28 November 1995, lot 258.
The Waddington Galleries, Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, July 1999.
V.E. Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours, Catalogue Raisonné, 1922-1944, Ithaca, 1994, vol. II, pp. 290-291, no. 998 (illustrated).
Paris, Galerie Berggruen et Cie., Kandinsky, aquarelles et dessins, October 1972, no. 39 (illustrated).
London, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), Oil Paintings and Watercolours by Wassily Kandinsky, April-May 1973, no. 25 (illustrated).
London, The Royal Academy of Arts, Kandinsky, Watercolours and Other Works on Paper, April-July 1999, p. 207, no. 109 (illustrated in color, p. 178).

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Lot Essay

According to Vivian Endicott Barnett, this watercolor was painted to accompany one of the first eight copies of the first edition of Will Grohmann's book Kandinsky (Editions Cahier d'Art, Paris, 1930).

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