Xylographies

1909 (blocks cut 1907)
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944)


Catalogue Raisonné

Roethel 070, 071 and p.437-38

Dimensions

Closed: 32.4 x 32.4 cm (12 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.16.1

Medium or Technique

Portfolio of five heliogravures printed in black reproducing woodcuts by Kandinsky, with one additional heliogravure vignette on the title page and two woodcut vignettes machine printed from the original blocks on the front and back cover

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Portfolios

Front cover: “Landscape with Figure and Phoenix” (Roethel 70); back cover: “Hill, Tree, Clouds and Figure” (Roethel 71)

Provenance

Sims Reed Rare Books, London; Ars Libri, Boston, March 2001; purchased by MFA January 23, 2002

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Alan and Marianne Schwartz (Shapero Foundation)

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris