17 November 2016,
Price realised USD 56,250
USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
George Grosz (1893-1959)
The First Christians
titled 'The First Christians' (upper right); with Nachlass stamp (on the reverse)
watercolor and pen and India ink on paper
19 5/8 x 24 ½ in. (50 x 62.3 cm.)
Executed in 1934
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Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Estate of the artist.
Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 19 May 1981, lot 155.
Robert Atkins, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1985.
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