Untitled (Six Figures). Um 1953. Watercolor and gold over India ink drawing. Lower left signed. Verso with the stamp of the Feininger Estate and the hand-written estate number "A 480". On fine laid paper. 15.3 x 24 cm (6 x 9.4 in), size of sheet. Verso with a fragment of an India ink drawing with watercolors. [CH]. • From the artist‘s estate • Made in connection with Feininger‘s "Ghosties" watercolor series, which are inhabited by small friendly ghost figures • Reversion to a style that he had attained as illustrator and caricaturist • Particularly successful combination of filigree drawing, strong and vivid watercolors and softly shimmering gold.
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Achim Moeller, New York on October 10, 2010 (in copy). The work is registered at the archive of the The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York with the number 383-10-18-10.
PROVENANCE: Marlborough Galerie AG, Zürich (with the typographically inscribed gallery label mounted on rear of the frame). Graphisches Kabinett, Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Bremen/Berlin. Private collection Hesse. Private collection Hesse (acquired from aforementioned in 2010).