Untitled (Improvisation), Wassily Kandinsky
Wassily Kandinsky
Untitled (Improvisation)
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Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled (Improvisation), 1911 – 1912


Blatt
235 x 290 mm
Physical Description
Brush in black and watercolour over pencil on wove paper
Inventory Number
17516
Object Number
17516 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016 as a gift from Ulrike Crespo
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Improvisation)
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Brush in black and watercolour over pencil on wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten links (in Grau): K
Captions Added Later
Verso nummeriert unten links (mit Bleistift): 2651/22
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Barnett 309

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016 as a gift from Ulrike Crespo

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 54DD1 Improvisation
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Otto Ralfs (1892-1955), Braunschweig
Verst. Kunstkabinett R. N. Ketterer (22. Auktion), Stuttgart, 29. November 1955 (Los 1279) an Karl Ströher (1890-1977), Darmstadt
Nachlass Karl Ströher, 1977
an seine Enkelin Ulrike Crespo (1950-2019), Frankfurt am Main
geschenkt an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2016. [1] vgl. WVZ Barnett, Nr. 309 [2] vgl. WVZ Barnett, Nr. 309 [3] vgl. "Karl Ströher, Sammler und Sammlung", hrsg. von Erika Pohl, Ursula Ströher und Gerhard Pohl, bearb. von Johann-Karl Schmidt, Stuttgart 1982, S. 289, Nr. 263 [4] vgl. Erwerbungsunterlagen Graphische Sammlung.

Information

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Last update

14.10.2021