29 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
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.
Studio of the artist, Berlin, 1929
George Grosz Estate, 1959
Doris Vivien Simon, Geneva
Berlin, George Grosz: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, Bruno Cassirer, Nov. 1930, no.180