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Inscription

lower left in pen and black ink: VK / 28; upper verso of mount in white chalk: No 271 / 1928 / "Geteilt"; upper center verso in graphite (beneath chalk inscription): 271

Marks and Labels

two undeciphered marks stamped in black on upper verso of mount

Provenance

Hilde Haller, Zurich; (Galerie Koller, Zurich, 1975); private collection, Zurich; (Christie's, London, 4 December 1979, no. 258); (Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva); private collection; (Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1992, no. 135); (Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York); gift to NGA, 1999.

Exhibition History
1928
Oktober-Ausstellung: W. Kandinsky -- Neue Aquarelle, Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Berlin, 1928, no. 33.
1929
Exposition d'aquarelles de Wassily Kandinsky. Galerie Zak, Paris, 1929, no. 29.
1929
Kandinsky Retrospective, Roter Turm, Halle, 1929, no cat.
1931
November Ausstellung, Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1931, no. 67.
1932
Kandinsky, Gummesons Konsthall, Stockholm, 1932, no. 21.
1934
Kandinsky, Galleria del Milione, Milan, 1934, no cat.
1937
Wassily Kandinsky, Französische Meister der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle, Bern, 1937, no. 72.
1944
Etapes de l'oeuvre de Wassily Kandinsky, Galerie de l'Esquisse, Paris, 1944.
1983
Dix ans d'activité, Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva, 1983, no. 61.
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 55, as Geteilt (Divided).
2013
Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925, Neue Galerie New York, 2013-2014, no. 38, repro.
Bibliography
n.d.
Kandinsky, Wassily. Handlist (Hauskatalog). Unpublished manuscript, in Fonds Kandinsky, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, n.d.: no. 271.
1994
Barnett, Vivian Endicott. Kandinsky Watercolours. Ithaca, NY, 1992 - 1994. 2 vols.
1999
Robison, Andrew. "Wassily Kandinsky, Geteilt (Divided)." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 22 (1999): 16.
2001
A Century of Drawing. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002: no. 55.