George Grosz - Sitzender weiblicher Akt (Eva)
Sitzender weiblicher Akt (Eva)
Circa 1939 - 1941
Oil on fiberboard 40.5 x 51 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'GROSZ' in blue lower right and stamped "Grosz Nachlass" to the reverse, therein the hand-written inscription "1 A6 4". - Some wear to the outer corners due to framing.
This nude depicts Grosz's wife Eva (neé Peter, 1895 - 1960). They met in Emil Orlik's painting class at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. The couple married in 1920 and emigrated to New York in 1933, where this work was presumably painted.
We would like to thank Ralph Jentsch, Rome for his confirmatory information. The work will be included in the catalogue raisonné of paintings.
Private possession, The Netherlands