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Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)

Murnau-Staffelsee I

A1207; oil on paper laid on board; 33 x 44.5 cm

Dated: 1908

Prov: Gabriele Münter; Sir Antony Hornby

Acceptance in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Ashmolean Museum, 1997; WA1997.33

In 1908 Kandinsky and his pupil and companion Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) moved to Murnau in Bavaria, where he begun to paint a series of landscapes inspired by the nearby Staffelsee and its surrounding mountains in fluid brush-strokes and dark colours.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum index.php/complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.