Blick auf Murnau mit Kirche
- Artist/ Creator
- Wassily Kandinsky
- Blick auf Murnau mit Kirche
- Oil on canvas
- 110,6 x 120 cm
When and from whom Légat art gallery acquired this painting is no longer known. Who the former owner ‘A. Kaufmann’ was and how the painting was lost is no longer known.
The museum acquired this painting in 1951 from Légat art gallery in The Hague. The old museum inventory card states ‘Formerly of A. Kaufmann’s collection, whose daughter in the Netherlands sold it to Légat (opg. Légat).’ Given that Kaufmann is a common Jewish name and the nature of this entartete painting, it is possible that the provenance of this work is problematic. A search on Internet and at RKD, NBI and catalogues of Kandinsky’s oeuvre have turned up several possible candidates for the name A. Kaufmann, yet there can be little certainty regarding the former owner, or the reason why it was given away.
The Restitutions Committee has issued a binding opinion about the application for restitution of the painting Blick auf Murnau mit Kirche by Wassily Kandinsky, currently in the possession of Eindhoven City Council. The Committee takes the view that the city council is not obliged to restitute the work. Read more: http://www.restitutiecommissie.nl/en/recommendations/recommendation_rc_3162.html
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- A. Kaufmann, unknown
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- Daughter of A. Kaufmann (collection), Netherlands
- Before 1951
- K. A. Légat (art dealer), The Hague
- Purchased by the museum from the art dealer K.A. Légat
- 1951 <> present day
- Van Abbemuseum