London, South Kensington
26 June 2015
George Grosz (1893-1959)
Vampire der Menschheit
stamped with the signature 'GROSZ' (lower left)
pencil on paper
24 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. (63.2 x 50 cm.)
Drawn circa 1919
The artist's estate (with the Nachlass stamp and numbered '5 186 8' on the reverse).
(probably) Galerie Thomas, Munich.
(probably) Acquired from the above circa 2006.
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Ralph Jentsch has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
According to Ralph Jentsch, this is a preliminary drawing for Vampire der Menschheit, illustrated in George Grosz, Das Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse, Berlin, 1921, p. 12.
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