2 November 2011
Property from the Estate of Countess Consuelo Crespi
George Grosz (1904-1991)
Woman: A Study in Texture
signed and indistinctly dated 'Grosz 39' (lower right); with Nachlass stamp (on the reverse)
charcoal and sanguine on paper
24 7/8 x 19 in. (63.2 x 48.3 cm.)
Drawn in 1939
Estate of the artist.
Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York.
Saul P. Steinberg, New York; sale, Christie's, New York, 19 May 1981, lot 169.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.
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George Grosz Drawings, New York, 1944, p. 12, no. 25 (illustrated).
H. Bittner, ed., George Grosz, New York, 1960, p. 50 (illustrated, pl. 90; titled).
Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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