Composition

1926

Gouache and brush and ink on paper laid down on card
13.5 x 9.6 inches / 34.3 x 24.4 cm
Signed with the initials F.L. and dated 26 (lower centre)

Provenance

Galerie Simon, Paris
Josef Müller, Solothurn (acquired from the above in 1926)
Monique Barbier (by descent from the above)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above in 1979)
Phyllis Hattis, San Francisco
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1979 and sold: Sotheby’s New York, 8 November 2001, lot 257)
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner

Exhibited

Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, circa 1945 (lent by Josef Müller)
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Petits Formats, 1978, no. 91
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Stilleben im 20. Jahrhudert, 1978-79, no. 53
San Francisco, Charles Campbell Gallery, Master Drawings: European and American, 1979, no. 47

Literature

Phyllis Hattis, ‘Zu den Bildern in der ‘Schanzmühle,’’ in Du, August 1978, illustrated in a photograph of the Müller collection, p. 51