Untitled (Street in or around Weimar)
Pencil drawing on smooth paper 9.9 x 15.4 cm Framed under glass. Dated 'Sonnt 29 Apr 06' lower right. Inscribed "Am 149" by an unknown hand on reverse. - In good condition. In parts minimally browned.
"When Lyonel Feininger travelled to Paris in 1906 with Julia, who was later to become his second wife, it was not the prominent landmarks of the city on the Seine which captured his imagination, but rather the alleys and streets in which the daily struggles of life take place. This fascination with the less polished sides of life can be seen in these two drawings, which were both made on 29th April 1906 in or around Weimar.
The artist has captured the overlapping houses, nestled and jostling along the winding alleyway, with technical bravura. He also provides us with a rare glimpse into the courtyard of one of the houses, directing the viewer's attention away from the decorative facades to the enclosed square encapsulating and displaying the chaos of everyday life." (From the German by Achim Moeller)
Achim Moeller has confirmed the authenticity of the work. The work is registered in the Archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York - Berlin, under the no. 1162-09-10-12.
With a photo-certificate by Achim Moeller, The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York, dated 9 September 2012
Artist's estate; Private collection