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    Sale 5846

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    29 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    George Grosz (1893-1959)

    Dienstmann und Kinder, Berlin

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Grosz (1893-1959)
    Dienstmann und Kinder, Berlin
    signed 'Grosz' (lower right), and stamped with artist's atelier number '3-18-3' (on the reverse)
    reed pen and black ink on paper
    25¼ x 20¼in. (65.1 x 51.6cm.)
    Executed in 1929


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    Sold with a photo-certificate from Mr. Ralph Jentsch, dated Rome/New York, March 5, 2009.
    This work will be included in the George Grosz catalogue raisonné of works on paper being prepared by Mr. Ralph Jentsch.
    The Berlin street scenes by Grosz, executed in the years 1925 to 1932, the year before he left Germany, belong to the most important component in the artist's oeuvre of these years.

    Provenance

    Studio of the artist, Berlin, 1929
    George Grosz Estate, 1959
    Doris Vivien Simon, Geneva


    Exhibited

    Berlin, George Grosz: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, Bruno Cassirer, Nov. 1930, no.180