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Dr. Curt Glaser (1879-1943), Berlin; the forced sale of his collection, Max Perl, Berlin, 18 and 19 May 1933, lot 1105 (estimate 80 M).
Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (cf. L. 1606), with their acquisition stamp dated 1933 (this stamp not in Lugt), inventory number 28 in pencil; purchased at the above sale; with their de-accession stamp dated 2012 in pencil (not in Lugt).
Restituted to the heirs of Dr. Curt Glaser in 2012.
Dr. Curt Glaser (1879-1943), a renowned art historian and a prominent figure in the artistic and cultural milieu of Berlin in the early decades of the 20th century, was an early champion of Edvard Munch's and the author of one of the first monographs on the artist, published in 1917. In his capacity as Keeper of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett from 1909 until 1924, he oversaw the formation of the most important collection of Munch prints in Germany, which today encompasses more than 250 impressions, many acquired during Glaser's tenure. Appointed Director of the State Art Library in 1924, he was dismissed by the Nazi government in 1933, and forced to flee the country, auctioning his entire collection to finance his emigration. He left Berlin for Switzerland via Paris in June 1933, before finally settling in the United States with with his second wife Maria (née Milch) in 1941. This impression of Young Girl on the Beach, with Death and the Woman (lot 69), Old Man Praying (lot 72) and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Bauern, plaudernd (lot 43) were all purchased by the Kupferstichkabinett at this forced sale, and have remained in their collection ever since. They were restituted to his heirs in 2012.
Gerd Woll, Edvard Munch - The Complete Graphic Work, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, in association with The Munch-Museet, Oslo, 2001, no. 49III (this impression cited and illustrated).