George Grosz (1893-1959)
George Grosz (1893-1959)

Der Feind des Regenbogens

George Grosz (1893-1959)
Der Feind des Regenbogens
signed 'GROSZ' (lower right); with the Nachlass stamp and numbered '1.85.6' (on the reverse)
watercolour and reed pen and India ink on paper
25 ½ x 19 in. (64.5 x 48 cm.)
Executed in 1946
The artist's estate.
Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York.
Private collection, by whom acquired from the above; sale, Christie's, London, 19 June 2013, lot 131.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
U. Schneede, ed., George Grosz, His Life and Work, London, 1975, no. 226, p. 174 (illustrated p. 132; dated 'circa 1946-1948').
Naples, Accademia di Belle Arti, Goya, Daumier, Grosz, Il trionfo dell'idiozia, Pregiudizi, follie e banalità dell'esistenza europea, April - May 1992, no. 260, p. 241 (illustrated p. 238; dated 'circa 1946').
Milan, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta, Il disegno del nostro secolo, Da Klimt a Wols, April - July 1994, no. 166, p. 242 (illustrated p. 258; dated 'circa 1946').
Genova, Palazzo Ducale, Arte della libertà, Antifascismo, guerra e liberazione in Europa 1925-1945, November 1995 - February 1996, no. 275, p.359 (illustrated p. 326; dated 'circa 1946').
Siena, Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, La lente di Freud, Una galleria dell'inconscio, November 2008 - February 2009 (illustrated p. 331).
Brühl, Max Ernst Museum, Georg Grosz, Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Collagen, 1908-1958, September - December 2011, no. 86, p.181 (illustrated p.152).

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