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Gouache with pen and black ink, on ivory (heavily textured) wove paper with blue fibers, laid down on ivory laminate wove card
Signed and dated recto, lower left, in pen and black ink: "VK 40"; inscribed recto, lower right on mount, in graphite: "6323 / 30.5 x 46.5 / X / hinter" [?]; inscribed upper left, in graphite: "No. 47 [?] / 1940"; center, in graphite: "E’ 81’184"; lower left, in graphite: "1033 / 37"; at lower right, on "Kurt Herbert" label, in pen and black ink: "1137"
Vivian Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky Watercolours: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II, 1922-1944 (Ithaca, NY, 1994), p. 502, cat. 1315 (ill.).
Dr. Hermann, 1941 [London 1988 auc. cat.]. Dr. Kurt Herberts (1901–1989), Wuppertal, Feb. 1941 [label and Barnett 1994]. Sold, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett (Ketterer), Stuttgart, May 3, 1962, lot 197. Private collection, Germany [Barnett 1995]. Sold, Christie’s, London, June 28, 1988, lot 363, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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