7 October 1999
Hermann Max Pechstein (1881-1955)
signed and dated 'HM Pechstein 1923' (lower right); titled 'Blumenstrauss III' (on the reverse)
watercolour on thin card
26 x 19.3/8 in. (66 x 49.2 cm.)
Executed in 1923
Frost & Reed, London (R13242), where acquired by the present owner in 1966.
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