Sale: 496 / Evening Sale, Dec. 06. 2019 in Munich Lot 109

Alexej von Jawlensky
Variation, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
€ 80,000 - 120,000

$ 88,000 - 132,000

Lot description
Variation. Um 1916.
Oil on canvas laid on board.
Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 756. Verso of the board inscribed by Marianne von Werefkin: "Variation sur une théme de la nature" and inscrbied "St. Prex Gr I v. 33" by Galka Scheyer. 34.9 x 27.5 cm (13.7 x 10.8 in).

- "Variation" on canvas
- From the first series "Variation" of a landscape theme.
- Consolidation of motivic elements.
- Formerly in the collection of Marianne von Werefkin.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's studio.
Collection Marianne von Werefkin, Ascona (gifted from the artist).
Collection Natalia Werefkin (since ca. 1935).
Private collection USA (inherited from aforementioned).
Private collection Germany.

EXHIBITION: 19th and 20th Century Masters, Achim Möller Fine Art, New York, May - June 1994.

LITERATURE: Sotheby’s London, October 6, 1999, lot 125 A.
"There were a couple of trees, a path and the sky. I began to paint to express in colors what nature prompted me. In hard work and with great excitement I gradually found the right colors and forms to express ehat my spiritual i demanded. I painted these color variations every day, always inpired by the respective atmosphere of nature and my spirits."
A. v. Jawlensky. Lebenserinnerungen, quote from: Tayfun Belgin, Alxej von Jawlensky. Eine Künstlerbiografie, Heidelberg 1998, p. 95.

Called up: December 6, 2019 - ca. 17.17 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Alexej von Jawlensky "Variation"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.