Clipper. 1942. Watercolor over India ink drawing. Lower left signed, lower right dated and titled in lower center. On wove paper. 27.8 x 33.3 cm (10.9 x 13.1 in), size of sheet.
Achim Moeller, managing director of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York – Berlin, has confirmed this work's authenticity. It is registered in the archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project with the number 1369-02-22-16.
PROVENANCE: Private collection USA.
His long stays at the Baltic Sea inspired Lyonel Feininger to some of his greatest seascapes. Different from other artist of Expressionism, who saw the sea as an untameable element, Feininger sought to depict the calmness of the vast water surface on which he often placed just one boat. The lonely sailor doing his rounds on the infinite sea. The India ink drawing's demure graphic lines add a special charm to the romantic subject. Lyonel Feininger had a strong fancy for these contrasts, as they determined the subjects of most of his works. [KD]