The painting was probably created shortly after Franz Marc's trip to South Tyrol, where he and his fiancée Maria visited her parents at the end of March 1913. On the reverse it was labeled by Maria Marc as follows: "red bison / private property Maria Marc, not for sale / back to Ried."


Franz Marc, Bison in Winter (Red Bison), 1913

© 1913 Kunstmuseum Basel, online collection 04.09.2019

Franz Marc | Bison in winter (red bison)