Lithograph/laid paper, 34,5 x 49,5 cm, lo. ri. autographed A. Jawlensky, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Cat. rais.: Rosenbach 10b. - Expressionist German painter of Russian origin, one of the most important exponents of the avantgarde of the 20th cent., after autodidact training he was given lessons by M. v. Werefkin in St. Petersburg on recommendation of I. Repin, after moving to Munich with Werefkin in 1896 he became pupil of A. Azbe, in 1908 Jawlensky, Werefkin, Kandinsky a. Münter were among the founders of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München from which the Blaue Reiter demerged at the expositions of which Jawlensky took also part in 1913, at the initiative of his agent G. Scheyer he exhibited in the USA together with Kandinsky, Klee a. Feininger, severely ill a. banned by the Nazis in his last years he created spiritual paintings of icon like heads. - Mus.: Madrid (Mus. Thyssen-Bornemisza), Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), Wien, München, San Francisco, Wiesbaden, Pasadena, Stuttgart u.a. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Rosenbach, A.J., Leben u. druckgraphisches Werk a. others.