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Lyonel Feininger

1871 – New York – 1956

”Trompetenbläser im Dorf (Trumpeter in the Village)”. 1915

Oil on canvas. 60 × 75 cm. (23 ⅝ × 29 ½ in.) Signed and dated lower right: Feininger 15. On the reverse upper left dated in pen and black ink: Sept. 1915. On the stretcher labels of the exhibitions Chemnitz 1926, San Francisco and Oakland 1937, New York and Detroit 1941 and New York 1944/45 (see below). Catalogue raisonné: Moeller 158 (; query date 31.3.2023).  [3274]

ProvenanceEstate of the artist (thence by descent to the present owner)

EUR 2.000.000 – 3.000.000
USD 2,170,000 – 3,260,000

„Trompetenbläser im Dorf (Trumpeter in the Village)“

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ExhibitionLyonel Feininger und O. Th. W. Stein. Chemnitz, Kunsthütte, 1926, cat. no. 19 / Lyonel Feininger, Erich Heckel: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen. Ewald Mataré: Plastik. Breslau, Schlesisches Museum der Bildenden Künste, 1929, cat. no. 10 / Second Feininger Exhibition: 35 New Paintings, 130 Drawings and Prints. Oakland, Mills College Art Gallery; San Francisco, Museum of Art; Los Angeles, Art Assosiation, University Gallery; Andover, Addison Gallery of American Art, and Seattle, Art Museum, 1937 / Lyonel Feininger. Exhibtion of Paintings and Watercolors from 1919 to 1938. New York, Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan Gallery; Milwaukee, Art Institute; Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, and Berea, Art College, 1938/39 / Exhibition of Paintings by Lyonel Feininger. Wellesley, The Art Museum of Wellesley College, 1940, cat. no. 25 / Lyonel Feininger. New York, Buchholz Gallery, and Detroit, Institute of Arts, 1941, cat. no. 4 / Feininger – Hartley. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1944/45, p. 46 / Lyonel Feininger. Poughkeepsie, Vassar College Art Gallery; Boston, Symphony Orchestra Hall; Arnherst, College Art Gallery; San Francisco, Museum of Art; St. Louis, City Art Museum; St. Paul, Gallery and Art School; Fort Worth, Museum of Art Association; Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery; Tula, Philbrook Art Center, und Louisville, J. B. Speed Memorial Museum, 1945/46 / Expressionism, 1900–1955. Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art; San Francisco, Museum of Art; Cincinnati, Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center; Baltimore, Museum of Art, und Buffalo, The Albright Art Gallery, 1956, ill. p. 18 / Lyonel Feininger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1968, cat. no. 4 / Lyonel Feininger. New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., 1969, cat. no. 12, w. ill. / Masterpieces of German Expressionism at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, Institute of Arts, 1982 / Lyonel Feininger. Menschenbilder. Eine unbekannte Welt. Hamburg, Kunsthalle, 2003/04, cat. no. 98, w. ill. / Lyonel Feininger. At the Edge of the World. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, 2011/12, p. 252 and p. 78, ill. 85

Literature and IllustrationJulia Feininger: Œuvrekatalog (der Ölgemälde). In: Hans Hess (ed.): Lyonel Feininger. Stuttgart, Verlag W. Kohlhammer, 1959, cat. no. 147, ill. / Ulrich Luckhardt: Lyonel Feininger. Munich, Prestel-Verlag, 1989, p. 94, no. 23, ill. p. 95

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