7 May 2008
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
signed with monogram and dated '30' (lower left); signed, dated and indistinctly dedicated 'Kandinsky Dem verehrten, lieben Herrn Kirchhoff Herzliche Glückwünsche zu 1931' (on the artist's mount)
watercolor, brush and pen and India ink on paper laid down by the artist on board
Image size: 9¼ x 6 7/8 in. (23.5 x 17.5 cm.)
Mount size: 11 x 8 3/8 in. (27.9 x 21.3 cm.)
Executed in 1930
Heinrich Kirchhoff, Wiesbaden (gift from the artist, by 1931).
Anon. sale, Hauswedell and Nolte, Hamburg, 9 June 1984, lot 813.
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V.E. Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours, Catalogue raisonné, Ithaca, New York, 1994, vol. II (1922-1944), p. 294, no. 1005 (illustrated).
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