Tel Aviv, Hilton Hotel
10 April 2007
Max Liebermann (1847 - 1935)
signed 'M Liebermann' (lower left)
charcoal on buff paper
13¾ x 9 in. (35.1 x 22.8 cm.)
Executed in the mid 1880s
Private collection, Berlin, since the 1930s, and thence by descent. Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 3 February 2004, lot 308.
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Dr Margreet Nouwen has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The present drawing is a preparatory study for the seated woman at the left of the composition in the painting of the same name dated 1887-1889, at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (no. 1580).
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