George Grosz (German/American, 1893-1959)
Signed "GROSZ" l.l., identified on a detached label from Associated American Artists, New York, now re-affixed to the frame backing paper.
Watercolor on paper, 18 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (48.0 x 37.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Mat burn, minor toning, subtle rippling, tack holes to the edges of the sheet, brown paper tape hinge remnants to the top edge of the reverse and to the upper corners of the recto.
Provenance: Studio of the artist, Douglaston, Long Island, New York, 1943; to Associated American Artists Gallery, New York; purchased by John Charles Harris of St. Louis in 1947; by family descent to the current owners.
N.B. The watercolor has been reviewed by Ralph Jentsch, who confirmed that the work is an original by George Grosz and that it will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of works on paper by George Grosz. A photo certificate from Dr. Jentsch accompanies the lot.
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