Die Rosen (Roses)
Artwork: Die Rosen (Roses)
Size: 57.7 x 78.4 cm
Medium: Gouache on board
Creation year: 1905
Marks: Signed Kandinsky. (lower left); signed Kandinsky, inscribed -Die Rosen (Tempera) 'Grande mere et petite fille' and numbered No. 100 (on the verso)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed in early 1905
Provenance: Galerie Der Sturm (Herwarth Walden), Berlin; Gummesons Konsthandel, Stockholm (acquired in 1916); Carl Frisk, Stockholm; Private Collection, Stockholm (by descent from the previous); Private Collection, France; Sale: Christie's, London, November 29, 1993, lot 26; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Paris, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees, Salon d'Automne, 1905, no. 818 (titled La Grande mere et petite fille); Krefeld, Kaiser-Wilhelm Museum, 1906 (according to the artist's handlist); Berlin, Secession Ausstellunghaus XI, Elfte Ausstellung der Berliner Secession, 1906, no. 146, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Berlin, Galerie Der Sturm & traveling, Kandinsky Kollektiv-Ausstellung, 1912, no. 56, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Stockholm, Gummesons Konstgalleriet & Christiana (Oslo), C. W. Blomquist, Vassily Kandinsky, 1916, no. 14

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2017-05-17
Lot Number: 163