2 May 2012
George Grosz (1893-1959)
signed 'Grosz' (lower right)
watercolor on paper
18 1/8 x 25½ in. (46 x 64.8 cm.)
Painted in 1926
Hildegarde-Anna Sosenko, New York (by 1947); sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 6 January 1954, lot 19.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the late owner.
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Milwaukee Art Institute, Hildegarde-Sosenko Collection, October 1947.
San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1951.
Minnesota, Saint Paul Gallery, 1952, no. 22.
Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this watercolor.
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