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

 
109
Alexej von Jawlensky
Variation, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 90,000 / $ 107,100
Sold:
€ 125,000 / $ 148.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
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.
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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.

109
Alexej von Jawlensky
Variation, Um 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 90,000 / $ 107,100
Sold:
€ 125,000 / $ 148.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)