5 May 2004
Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
The Gay Child
signed with initial, dated twice and titled 'F. 1943 The Gay Child 16.9.43' (along the lower edge)
watercolor, pen and India ink, brush and grey wash on paper
9 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (23.8 x 31.5 cm.)
Painted on 16 September 1943
Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner.
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Achim Moeller has confirmed the authenticity of this watercolor and will include it in his archives.
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