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    Sale 7736

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 163

    George Grosz (1883-1959)

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    George Grosz (1883-1959)
    Bettler
    signed 'Grosz' (lower right)
    watercolour and pen and ink on paper laid down on canvas
    18 7/8 x 24 in. (48 x 61 cm.)
    Executed circa 1934


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    This drawing is sold with a photo-certificate from Ralph Jentsch who will include it in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of works on paper by George Grosz.

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    Provenance

    (possibly) The artist's estate (no./7).
    Medusa Studio d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome (no. 854).
    Pontello collection, Florence.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work was executed in New York in 1934. Please note that the first line of provenance should read as follows, and not as stated in the catalogue:
    The artist's estate (no./7).

    Please note the following additional exhibition history:
    Turin, Gallerie d'Arte 'Il fauno', George Grosz, March - April 1970, no. 15 (illustrated).


    Literature

    'George Grosz alla "Medusa"', in La Momento Sera, Rome, 20 February 1970 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Rome, Medusa Studio d'Arte Contemporanea, George Grosz in America, 1970.