Vasily Kandinsky. Church at Murnau (Kirche in Murnau). (1909)

Vasily Kandinsky

Church at Murnau (Kirche in Murnau)


Oil on board
19 1/8 x 27 1/2" (48.6 x 69.8 cm)
Object number
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Drawings and Prints
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Vasily Kandinsky has 150 works online.
There are 14,851 drawings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Karl A. Legat, The Hague, by 1949 [1]; sold to Myrtel Frank (1893-1961), The Hague/New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1950 [2].
[1] Lender to the exhibition Expressionisme: Van Gogh tot Picasso, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1949, no. 45 (kerk te Murnau, 1909). Legat offered the painting for sale to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven in March 1949, but both institutions rejected the offer. See Gregor Langfeld, Duitse kunst in Nederland, Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers, 2004, p. 276, p. 350.
[2] Collection files 321.1950, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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