6 November 2013
George Grosz (1893-1959)
Lady Hamilton and Sir William Hamilton
signed, dedicated and dated 'George Grosz dem ausgezeichneten Trainer Mr. Sommer mit schönster Widmung Februar 1928' (lower left) and titled 'Lady Hamilton' (lower center)
pen and black ink on paper
22 1/8 x 17 in. (56.1 x 43.1 cm.)
Drawn in 1923 and dedicated in February 1928
Boxtrainer Sommer (gift from the artist, February 1928).
Dr. Conrad Doebbeke, Berlin; sale, Kunstkabinett Ketterer, Stuttgart, 29-30 May 1959, lot 137.
Anon. sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 13 December 1961, lot 15.
Anon. sale, Phillips, New York, 12 May 1998, lot 81.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Please note this work was drawn in 1923 and dedicated in February 1928.
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