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    Sale 2047

    Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper

    7 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 596

    George Grosz (1883-1959)

    Self Image

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Grosz (1883-1959)
    Self Image
    stamped twice with signature 'GROSZ' (lower right); with Nachlass stamp (on the reverse)
    pen and brush and India ink on paper
    27 7/8 x 18¾ in. (70.8 x 47.6 cm.)
    Executed circa 1930-1932


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    Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist. Conner Rosenkranz, New York.
    Forum Gallery, New York.
    Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (by 1997).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Please note the amended provenance:
    Estate of the artist.
    Anon. sale, Karl and Faber, Munich, 30 November-December 1, lot 693.
    Conner Rosenkranz, New York.
    Forum Gallery, New York.
    Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (by 1997).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Please note the literature reference:
    Der Querschnitt, Berlin, vol. XII, no. 9, September 1932, p. 643 (titled Wenn ich mich so im Spiegel seh, glaub ich, ich bin meine Tochter).


    Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Manny Silverman Gallery, George Grosz, Works on Paper 1914-1939, September-October 1997.