Jawlensky, Alexej von, Russian expressionist painter (1864-1941). Autograph letter signed.

Wiesbaden, 26 Jan. 1925.

4to. 1 page.


In German, to the Schaller Gallery in Stuttgart, concerning the price of Robert Delaunay's painting "La ville No. 1": "In possession of your letter from January 24, I hasten to inform you that I consider the price of 1500 Reichsmarks extremely low. I would definitely not entertain such an offer were I not, unfortunately, presently in financial difficulties. Perhaps you will be able to obtain a price of 1800 Reichsmarks after all. If it is not possible at all, I will agree to 1500 [...]" (transl.).

Jawlensky had acquired the painting at the first exhibition of The Blue Rider in Munich in 1912; in 1924/25 he tried to sell the work which today is considered lost.

Some marginalia in red pencil, probably in the hand of the gallery owner. Left margin with punched holes (not touching text) and with receipt stamp.

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