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Lyonel Feininger (1871 - 1956)

Lot 134: FROM THE COLLECTION OF ACHIM MOELLER, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE LYONEL FEININGER CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

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June 21, 2005
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FROM THE COLLECTION OF ACHIM MOELLER, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE LYONEL FEININGER CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ PROJECT f - LYONEL FEININGER 1871-1956 UNTITLED (PROMENADE)

Executed circa 1908.

coloured crayons and pen and ink on paper

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Achim Moeller.
PROVENANCE

Alois Jakob Schardt, Halle, Berlin & Los Angeles (until 1955)
Private Collection (by descent from the above)
Acquired by the present owner in 1985
EXHIBITED

New York, Achim Moeller Fine Art, Lyonel Feininger. Drawings, 1908-1912, 1990, no. 7, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
New York, Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, Lyonel Feininger: Strollers - The Passing Scene. Early Drawings and Prints 1906-1921, 2002
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Lyonel Feininger, Menschenbilder, 2003-04, no. 53, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
CATALOGUE NOTE

Promenade is an exquisite example of Feininger's skill as a gifted cartoonist as well as his strength as an independent artist. Inspired by Parisian street scenes and based on numerous Natur-Notizen, this work is a charming rendition of a street scene with fashionable nineteenth-century strollers.

FIG. 1 Lyonel Feininger, Small Town Motive (Old Weimar), 1909, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Dimensions

10.6 by 13.4cm., 4 1/8 by 5 1/4 in.

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