Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 182

 

182
Lyonel Feininger
Street Scene (Feeding Swans), 1908.
Pen and ink and Colored crayon drawings
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 11,875 / $ 13.774

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Street Scene (Feeding Swans). 1908.
Pen and ink and Colored crayon drawings.
On thin laid paper. 17.3 x 25.8 cm (6.8 x 10.1 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Subtle, spontaneous-atmospheric drawings by the great expressionist and later Bauhaus artist.
• In this work Feininger presumbaly sketched two London or Paris street scenes. In September 1908 Julia and Lyonel Feininger got married in London, in October they spent several weeks in Paris
.

Achim Moeller, director of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York/Berlin, confirmed this work's authenticity. It is registered at the Lyonel Feininger Project with the number 1662-08-18-20.

PROVENANCE: Collection Alois Jakob Schardt, Halle/Berlin/Los Angeles (as present from the artist).
Private collection (inherited from aforementioned).
Achim Moeller Fine Art Ltd., New York (acquired in 1990, with typographically inscribed gallery label on rear of the frame, until 1992).
Private collection USA (acquired from aforementioned in 1992).

EXHIBITION: Lyonel Feininger. Figurative Drawings 1908-1912, Achim Moeller Fine Art Ltd., New York, April 18 - May 25, 1990, cat. no. 31, with illu.

LITERATURE: Sotheby's, New York, May 14, 1992, lot 118.




182
Lyonel Feininger
Street Scene (Feeding Swans), 1908.
Pen and ink and Colored crayon drawings
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,960
Sold:
€ 11,875 / $ 13.774

(incl. 25% surcharge)