Alexej Von Jawlensky

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Alexej Von Jawlensky - Variation: Vorfrühling Ascona

Alexej Von Jawlensky - Variation: Vorfrühling Ascona

Original 1918
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Lot number: 217
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Lot 217: Alexej von Jawlensky, Variation: Vorfrühling Ascona, 1918 Description: Monogrammed 'A.J.' in black lower left, additionally signed, titled and inscribed 'A. Jawlensky N. 120 1918 Vorfrühling' on reverse. In 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, Alexej von Jawlensky was exiled from Germany on account of his nationality, and he moved to St Prex on the shores of Lake Geneva. Here he created the series of his famous "Variationen". The almost invariably identical view from his window on to a park landscape is painted in a journal-like manner. Still the results are not similar to one another and could hardly be more different. "In St Prex I initially wanted to continue working the way I had been working in Munich", writes Jawlensky in his memoirs, "but something inside of me would not allow me to make the colourful, sensual paintings. My soul had become different through extensive suffering, which called for other forms and colours [...]. I began to paint my so-called 'Variationen über ein landschaftliches Thema', which I saw from my window. Those were a few trees, a path and the sky. I began to paint something in order to express with colour what nature was quietly whispering to me. With hard work and under great strain, I gradually found the right colours and forms to express what my spiritual self demanded. Every day I painted these colour variations, always inspired by the given natural ambience, together with my spirit." (cited in: Clemens Weiler, 1970, op. cit., p. 116). Depending on the mood, on the changing light conditions dictated by the season and on the vegetation, the "Variationen" are given a subtitle, such as "Träumerei", "Wenn die Lerche singt", "Zorn" or, as in the present case, "Vorfrühling in Ascona". Vegetal forms soar up steeply, fresh points of colour glow within a mysterious darkness and herald - as though freed from the darkness of winter, cheerfully sprouting - the coming of spring, which is no longer all too distant. United together, park and spiritual landscape find their expression in the present "Variation". 32.5 x 25 cm In good condition, the edges with slight wear and minor localised retouches. VAT: Margin scheme The artist's studio; Collection Kirchoff, Wiesbaden (acquired before 1924); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (1957); Galerie Jacques Fricker, Paris (1959); Crane Kalman Gallery, London; John Levy; Private collection, Switzerland 32.5 x 25 cm Alexej von Jawlensky Wiesbaden 1924 (Nassauischer Kunstverein), Sammlung Kirchhoff, cat. no. 15; Wiesbaden 1930 (Nassauischer Kunstverein), 30 deutsche Künstler aus unserer Zeit, cat. no. 44; Paris 1956 (Galerie Jacques Fricker), Alexej Jawlensky, cat. no. 24; Basel 1957 (Galerie Beyeler), Alexej von Jawlensky 1864-1941, cat. no. 49; Los Angeles 1958 (Stephen Silagy Galleries), Alexej Jawlensky, cat. no. 25; Paris 1959 (Galerie Jacques Fricker), Alexej von Jawlensky, cat. no. 12 Clemens Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky - Köpfe, Gesichte, Meditationen, Hanau 1970, illus., cf. Werkstattverzeichnis, p. 155, no. 1269 Oil on linen-finish paper laid down on cardboard Framed 1918
Alexej Von Jawlensky - Kleiner Geneigter Frauenkopf Mit Geschlossenen Augen

Alexej Von Jawlensky - Kleiner Geneigter Frauenkopf Mit Geschlossenen Augen

Original 1919
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Lot number: 494
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Alexej von Jawlensky - Kleiner geneigter Frauenkopf mit geschlossenen Augen. Monogrammed below the image, to the left: A.J. On the inside lower left, in pen in ink, a dedicaton in Cyrillic text, dated and signed: 29.V.24 A. Jawlensky. Watercolour and pencil on a double sheet of paper (front of a folded diary page). 1919 Provenance: Gerda Schuler Windmüller, Bochum/Richmond / private collection, USA Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.
Alexej Von Jawlensky - Abstrakter Kopf

Alexej Von Jawlensky - Abstrakter Kopf

Original 1928
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Lot number: 49
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Description: Alexej von Jawlensky - Abstrakter Kopf. Monogrammed lower left: A.J. On the reverse inscribed, signed and dated with pen in brown ink: Für Fräulein Mela Escherich in tiefster Verehrung A. v. Jawlensky 20. November 192[8] Wiesbaden. Oil on linen-finish cardboard. Circa 1927 Condition Report: The black borderlines in places with slight scuff marks Provenance: Mela Escherich, Wiesbaden (1928) / Galerie Thomas, Munich (1976) / Private collection, Baden-Wuerttemberg / Private collection, Switzerland Dimensions: 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.
Alexej Von Jawlensky - Mixed Pickles

Alexej Von Jawlensky - Mixed Pickles

Original 1904
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Lot number: 354
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Alexej von Jawlensky 1864-1941 MIXED PICKLES Signed A. Jawlensky (lower left); signed A. Jawlensky and dated 1904. (on the reverse) Oil on canvas 15 7/8 by 13 7/8 in. 40.3 by 35.3 cm Painted in 1904. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Estate of the artist Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York (acquired by 1966) Matthew Futter, New York Private Collection, Beverly Hills (acquired circa 1970) Thence by descent Exhibited Paris, Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, 3éme exposition, 1905, no. 770 Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Alexej von Jawlensky, 1964, no. 16 New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, A Centennial Exhibition of Paintings by Alexej Jawlensky, 1965, no. 16 Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, Paintings by Alexej Jawlensky, A Selection from Each Year 1901 to 1917, 1965, no. 16 Literature Clemens Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky, Cologne, 1959, no. 702, illustrated p. 277 Clemens Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky, Köpfe, Gesichte, Meditationen, Haau, 1970, no. 1294 Maria Jawlensky, Lucia Pieroni-Jawlensky & Angelica Jawlensky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, vol. I, London, 1991, no. 75, illustrated in color p. 95 Mixed Pickles is a prime example of Jawlensky's facility for transforming a traditional subject into a mode of pure self-expression. He wrote in a letter of 1908: “I understood that I must not paint that which I saw, not even that which I felt, but only that which lived within me. Metaphorically speaking it is thus: I felt within me, within my breast, an organ (as in a church), and I had to make that organ play. And nature, which was before me, only prompted me. And that was the key which unlocked this organ and made it play. At first it was difficult. But gradually I was able to find easily, with color and form, that which was in my soul. I painted very many pictures... They are songs without words” (quoted in James T. Demetrion, Alexej Jawlensky (exhibition catalogue), Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1964, p. 13). Canvas is unlined. Colors are bright and fresh and their is a rich layer of impasto that is well preserved. Some slight undulation to the canvas, especially at upper left and a horizontal raise to the canvas two inches below top, possibly evidence of an old stretcher bar. Some minor frame abrasion around the extreme perimeter. Under UV light a stroke of inpainting is visible near upper right corner at extreme right edge and an area of pooling varnish at lower right is visible. Some original pigments fluoresce but no other inpainting is apparent. This work is in generally very good condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
Alexej Von Jawlensky - Blumenstilleben

Alexej Von Jawlensky - Blumenstilleben

Original 1915
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Lot number: 350
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Alexej Von Jawlensky (1864-1941) Blumenstilleben signed and dated 'A.jawlensky 1915. ' (lower left) oil on linen-finish paper laid down on board 13 7/8 x 10¼ in. (35.3 x 26.2 cm.) Painted in 1915 PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED GERMAN COLLECTION M. Jawlensky, L. Pieroni-Jawlensky & A. Jawlensky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, vol. II, 1914-1933, London, 1992, no. 723, p. 96 (illustrated).
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