Variation. Um 1916. Oil on canvas laid on board. Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 756. Verso of the board inscribed by Marianne von Werefkin: "Variation sur une théme de la nature" and inscrbied "St. Prex Gr I v. 33" by Galka Scheyer. 34.9 x 27.5 cm (13.7 x 10.8 in).
• "Variation" on canvas • From the first series "Variation" of a landscape theme. • Consolidation of motivic elements. • Formerly in the collection of Marianne von Werefkin..
PROVENANCE: From the artist's studio. Collection Marianne von Werefkin, Ascona (gifted from the artist). Collection Natalia Werefkin (since ca. 1935). Private collection USA (inherited from aforementioned). Private collection Germany.
EXHIBITION: 19th and 20th Century Masters, Achim Möller Fine Art, New York, May - June 1994.
LITERATURE: Sotheby’s London, October 6, 1999, lot 125 A. "There were a couple of trees, a path and the sky. I began to paint to express in colors what nature prompted me. In hard work and with great excitement I gradually found the right colors and forms to express ehat my spiritual i demanded. I painted these color variations every day, always inpired by the respective atmosphere of nature and my spirits." A. v. Jawlensky. Lebenserinnerungen, quote from: Tayfun Belgin, Alxej von Jawlensky. Eine Künstlerbiografie, Heidelberg 1998, p. 95.