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below image, in graphite: K Schwitters 1923

Provenance

(Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by March, 1980); (Annely Juda Fine Art, London, by July 1980); (Helen Serger/La Boetie, Inc., New York, by 1985); Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
1971
20 Werke von Kurt Schwitters. Galerie Vörnel, Düsseldorf, 1971, no. 17.
1976
Autres dimensions: collages, assemblages, reliefs. Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1976, no. 80.
1978
Petits Formats. Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1978, no. 142.
1980
Abstraction 1910-1940. Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 1980 (not in cat.).
1980
Lettres et chiffres. Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1980, no. 79.
1982
Collages and Reliefs 1910-1945. Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 1982, no. 56 (repro. p. 58).
1982
Kurt Schwitters: Dada, Collages, Drawings, Objects. Worthington Gallery, Inc. Chicago, 1982 (repro. p. 25).
1985
Kurt Schwitters: Words and Works. Helen Serger/La Boetie, Inc., New York, 1985, no. 16.
2014
Modern German Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2014.
Bibliography
2006
Orchard, Karin and Isabel Schulz. Kurt Schwitters, catalogue raisonné. 3 vols. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2000-2006: vol. 2, no. 1126