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    Sale 7736

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    George Grosz (1883-1959)

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    George Grosz (1883-1959)
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    signed 'Grosz' (lower right); with the Nachlass stamp numbered '3-45-4' (on the reverse)
    pen and ink on paper
    23 5/8 x 17¾ in. (60 x 45 cm.)


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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

    Gallery Ivanhoe Trivulzio, Milan.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1964.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is titled 'Versunken' (on the reverse) and the execution date is 1917. Please note that the first line of provenance should read as follows:
    Galerie Hans Brockstedt, Hamburg, 1963.

    Please note the following exhibition history:
    Baden-Baden, Gesellschaft der Freunde Junger Kunst, George Grosz, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle 1916-1946, Berlin-New York, October - November 1957, no. 3; this exhibition later travelled to Pforzheim, Kunstverein, Munich, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Kunstverein, Berlin, Galerie Nierendorf, Heidelberg, Kunstkabinett Dr. Hanna Grisebach and Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum.
    Berlin, Galerie Meta Nierendorf, Ohne Hemmung, Gesicht und Kehrseite der Jahre 1914-1924, schonungslos enthüllt von George Grosz, October 1962 - January 1963, no. 7 (illustrated p. 9).