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Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)
Wassily Kandinsky

Schwarz und Violett, 1923

 

Oil on canvas

30 5/8 x 39 ½ inches (77.78 x 100.33 cm)

Signed with monogram and dated ‘23’ lower left

Signed and dated again and numbered ‘1923 No 257’ on reverse

Provenance

James Edward Hathorn Wood, London (acquired from the artist, 1924)

Philip Granville Modern Paintings, London

Private Collection, Acquired from above 22 June 1956

Christie’s New York, 2013

D. Nahmad, Geneva, Acquired from the above.

 

Exhibition

Jena, Theater, Kunstverein, Dix, Grosz, Kandinsky, June 1923

Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar and Landesmuseum, Bauhausaustellung, August-September 1923

London, Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., Painters of the Bauhaus, March-April 1962, p. 38, no. 55 (illustrated, p. 39)

Zurich, Galarie Maeght, Kandinsky, April 1972, no. 3 (illustrated)

Kunsthaus Zurich, Sammlungen Hans und Walter Bechtler, August-October 1982, p. 177 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 89)

Kunsthaus Zurich, Kandinsky in Russland und am Bauhaus, 1915-1933, May-June 1984, p. 173, no. 136 (illustrated in color)

 

Literature

The Artist’s Handlist, vol. II, no. 257

W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky, mit einer Zusammenstellung Lebens-und Werk-Daten, Leipzig, 1924 (illustrated)

W. Grohmann, Kandinsky, Paris, 1930, p. 23, no. 29 (illustrated)

W. Grohmann, Wassily Kandinsky: Life and Work, New York, 1958, pp. 186 and 334, no. 257 (illustrated, p. 361, no. 145)

H.K. Roethel and J.K. Benjamin, Kandinsky, Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil-Paintings, 1916-1944, London, 1984, vol. II, p. 650, no. 698 (illustrated)

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