gouache, watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
33.3 x 24.3 cm.
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signed with the monogram and dated '27'
Berlin, Galerie Ferdinand Mller, Oktober-Ausstellung, October 1928, no. 13.Paris, Galerie Zak, Exposition d'Aquarelles de Wassily Kandinsky, January 1929, no. 13; this exhibition later travelled to The Hague, Kunstzaal de Bron, March - April 1929; and Brussels, Galerie Le Centaure, May - June 1929.Basel, Kunsthalle, Moderne Deutsche Malerei aus Privatbesitz, October 1933, no. 56, p. 3.Basel, Kunsthalle, Gedchtnisausstellung Wassily Kandinsky, March - April 1945, no. 9, p. 7 (titled 'In lockerem Schwarz').Basel, Kunstmuseum, Sammlung Richard Doetsch-Benziger. Malerei, Zeichnung und Plastik des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, June - July 1956, no. 125, p. 37 (illustrated).Lugano, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Kandinsky nelle collezioni svizzere, June - October 1995, no. 38, p. 195 (illustrated).Lugano, Museo d'Arte, Jean Arp - Osvaldo Licini, April - July 2014, no. 35, p. 278 (illustrated p. 145).Bern, Paul Klee Zentrum, Klee & Kandinsky, Nachbarn, Freunde, Konkurrenten, June - September 2015, no. 137, p. 348 (illustrated p. 196); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Stdtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau Mnchen, October 2015 - January 2016.
The Artist's Handlist, Watercolours, no. 'xi 1927, 236'.V. Endicott Barnett, Kandinsky, Watercolours, catalogue raisonn, vol. II, 1922-1944, London, 1994, no. 803, p. 171 (illustrated; illustrated again p. 141).
Kandinsky-Gesellschaft, Braunschweig.Richard Doetsch-Benziger, Basel, by whom acquired from the above, by 1956.Private collection, Basel.Private collection, Switzerland, and thence by descent to the present owners.