Artist: Wassily Kandinsky
Artwork: Sans Titre
Size: sheet size: 32.8 x 50.2; mount size: 42.3 x 60.3 cm
Medium: Gouache on black paper laid down on card
Creation year: 1940
Marks: Signed with monogram and dated '40' (lower left); stamped with signature, dated and numbered 'KANDINSKY No 643/1940' (on the reverse)
Provenance: Nina Kandinsky, Paris (wife of the artist); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous, 1972); Galerie Berggruen & Cie., Paris (acquired from the previous); The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), London (acquired from the previous); Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo (acquired from the previous, 1973); Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 19 November 1998, lot 556; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner.
Exhibition history: New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Kandinsky Watercolors, April-May 1969, no. 38; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Kandinsky Watercolors, May-June 1970, no. 39 (illustrated); Kunstmuseum Bern, Wassily Kandinsky: Aquarelle und Gouachen, May-July 1971, no. 58; Paris, Galerie Berggruen & Cie., Kandinsky: Aquarelles et dessins, October 1972, no. 47 (illustrated in color); London, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), Oil Paintings and Watercolours by Wassily Kandinsky, April-May 1973, no. 33 (illustrated in color); Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Treasured Masterpieces of the 19th Century Painting, September-October 1973, no. 89 (illustrated).