Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 449

 

449
Lyonel Feininger
Mural Design for the 1st Class Dining Room of the SS Constitution, 1949.
Watercolor and ink brush drawing
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 40,600
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 115.999

(incl. surcharge)
Mural Design for the 1st Class Dining Room of the SS Constitution. 1949.
Watercolor and ink brush drawing.
Lower left signed and dated as well as inscribed "to Lux". On laid paper. 24 x 63.7 cm (9.4 x 25 in), size of sheet.
[AR].
• Subtly water-colored preliminary study for a painting on SS Constitution, a vessel in service for American Export Lines.
• Feininger's lifelong fascination with maratime themes is recognized with the commission for a painting for one the most exclusive ocean liner's of its days.
• With a personal dedication for his youngest son T. Lux Feininger
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Achim Moeller, 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 1728-11-01-21.

PROVENANCE: T. Lux Feininger, New York (as present from the artist)
Private collection (inherited)
Private collection New York.




449
Lyonel Feininger
Mural Design for the 1st Class Dining Room of the SS Constitution, 1949.
Watercolor and ink brush drawing
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 40,600
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 115.999

(incl. surcharge)