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    Sale 1996

    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    George Grosz (1893-1959)

    Meine Lieblingsdichterin ist die courths-mahler!! Verstanden?!

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    George Grosz (1893-1959)
    Meine Lieblingsdichterin ist die courths-mahler!! Verstanden?!
    signed 'Grosz' (lower right); with Nachlass stamp (on the reverse)
    pen and ink on paper
    22 3/8 x 17 in. (57 x 43 cm.)
    Drawn in 1921


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    Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Anon. sale, Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 27-29 May 1974, lot 696.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 18 October 1985, lot 99.
    Acquired by the present owner, circa 1995.


    Literature

    H. Reimann, Hedwig Courths-Mahler. Schlichte Geschichten fürs traute Heim, Zurich, 1922, p. 61.


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Galerie Meta Nierendorf, George Grosz, Ohne Hemmung. Gesicht und Kehrseite der Jahre 1914-1924, October 1962-January 1963, no. 90 (illustrated).
    Milan, Galleria del Levanto, Disegni e acquarelli di G. Grosz, February 1963, no. 36 (illustrated).
    London, Annely Juda Fine Art, The Twenties in Berlin, November 1978-January 1979, no. 21.