Kurt Schwitters ( Hannover 1887 - Kendal (UK) 1948 )
Das Grab des Alves Bäsenstiel (the grave of Alves Bäsenstiel), 1919
Watercolor and black crayon on paper affixed to the artist's mount
sheet: 21.2 by 17.5cm artist's mount: 35.4 by 29.5cm
Signed K. Schwitters, dated 1919, titled and inscribed Aq. 29 on the artist's mount (lower right)


Schwitters Archive: 0542b

 
Provenance:
Private collection, Cologne (possibly acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner in 1954
 
Artist Biography:
Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known as installation art. He is most famous for his collages, called Merz Pictures
 

Das Grab des Alves Bäsenstiel (the grave of Alves Bäsenstiel), 1919