This work is sold with a photo-certificate by Ralph Jentsch.
This work is closely related to Grosz's drawing Mann, die Haare kämmend, mit Frau, 1926 (see exh. cat. The Berlin of George Grosz, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1997, no. 130). Ralph Jentsch has written about this drawing: 'Before the war, Grosz had planned a big three volume work Die Haßslichkeit der Deutschen (The Ugliness of the Germans). It was especially the book Ecce Homo, published in 1923 in Berlin, representing a unique encyclopedia of German complacency and philistinism where there also appeared similar drawings like this very one, sparing the beholder no detail of what is taking place' (in a letter dated 2006).