Blaues Pferd. Circa 1915/16. Watercolor over pencil. Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 232. Signed in lower right. On paper. 31 x 25.4 cm (12.2 x 10 in), the full sheet. [JS].
• Very unusual motif in Jawlensky's creation, it can be regarded as a reference to the days of the "Blauer Reiter". • The motif was chosen in reminiscence of Jawlensky's youth in Russia, it was presumably made during his Swiss exile in St. Prex. • Composition in strong colors and with a consistent provenance • Next to Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, Jawlensky was one of the protagonists of the "Blaue Reiter" • Jawlensky's works are in numerous acclaimed public collections such as the Lenbachhaus, Munich, the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M..
PROVENANCE: Art dealer Dr. Wilhelm Moufang, Heidelberg Heinrich Mundt, Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1948). E.-M. Take (daughter of the aforementioned). Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from the aforementioned in 1985).