Magisches Meer. 1931. Watercolor and ink pen drawing. Signed and titled in lower left. Lower right dated "12 Xi 31". Dedicated "To Julia, for her birthday, 23.XI.31 L.F." in lower left margin. On creme laid paper. 37 x 57 cm (14.5 x 22.4 in), size of sheet.
With a photo expertise from Achim Moeller, New York, dated September 29, 2016. The work is registered at the archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York, with the number 1395-09-29-16.
PROVENANCE: Julia Feininger, New York. Dr. Laurence Feininger, Trient. Schaeffer Galleries, Inc., New York. Formerly Ford Foundation, New York (with plate on the frame).
EXHIBITION: 2nd Feininger Exhibition, 35 New Paintings, 130 Drawings and Prints by Lyonel Feininger, travelling exhibition Oakland; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Andover, Massachusetts; Seattle, Juny-December 1937, no. 50. Lyonel Feininger. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Briefe, Städtisches Museum Wiesbaden, April-May 1965, no. 45 (with illu.).
LITERATURE: R. N. Ketterer, L. Feininger. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Stuttgart 1965, p. 73, no. 54 (with illu.).