Meditation. 1935. Oil on structured paper, firmly laid on a backing board. Jawlensky / Pieroni-Jawlensky 1634. Monogrammed in lower left, dated in lower right. Verso inscribed "II 1935", "I.A." and "N 124". In lower margin of backing board inscribed "II 1935" and "124" by Lisa Kümmel. 17.8 x 13.6 cm (7 x 5.3 in).
Meditiation in very strong and intense colors. Impressive exhibition history Present from the artist, ever since family property.
EXHIBITION: Galerie Ludwig Hillesheimer May 29 - June 26, 1948, Wiesbaden (here titled "Kopf Nr 124") Espressionismo Tedesco, Archivio del '900, Rovereto 1994, color illu. on p. 195 Masken und Meditationen, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, 1996, with colot illu. on p. 31 Reisen - Freunde - Wandlungen, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund August 16 - November 15, 1998, color illu. on p. 300 St. Petersburg, Russisches Staatsmuseum Alexej von Jawlensky - Magische Bilder, Kunsthalle Krems, April 27 - September 21, 2003. Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald (On permanent loan from 2004 to 2019).
"I sit and work, that's time best spent, I work for my own pleasure, just for me and my God, my ellbows hurt and I often nearly faint with pain, but my work is my prayer, a passionate one, a prayer borne by colors." Jawlensky an Galka Scheyer on July 25, 1936