6 June 2018
Reclining Nude and Standing Nude, two works, one signed and the other stamped with the artist's stamp and numbered "52", also further one signed, inscribed "Blei", numbered "W. 24." and dated 1912 on the reverse of the mounting card.
Each pencil on paper, one measuring 31 by 19 cm, and the other 30.5 by 24 cm.
Reclining Nude, sheet 52 from sketchbook I.
Provenance: Standing Nude, previously collection of Dr. Walter Höllein, Wiesbaden (stamp on the backing cardboard).
Each work, presently private collection, Switzerland.
Exhibited: For Standing Nude, Jawlensky, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt-am-Main, 16 September–22 October 1967; Kunstverein, Hamburg, 28 October–3 December 1967 (labels on the backing cardboard).
For each work, Der weibliche Akt im 20. Jahrhundert, Galerie Koch, Hannover, 9 June– 14 July 1989.
Marianne Werefkin. Colours of a Travelling Soul, Artrust, Melano, Switzerland, 10 October–10 December 2016.
Literature: For Standing Nude, see exhibition catalogue, E. Rathke, S. Rathke Köhl, Jawlensky, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 1967, p. 68, No. 127, listed.
For each work, see exhibition catalogue, H.-J. Imiela, Der weibliche Akt im 20. Jahrhundert, Hannover, Galerie Koch, 1989, p. 45, illustrated; p. 47, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Marianne Werefkin. I colori di un’anima in viaggio, Melano, Artrust, 2016, p. 88, illustrated; p. 89, illustrated.
Notes on symbols:
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