Draped Dummy. Verso: Social Gathering
Charcoal and pastel chalk drawing on grained ivory-coloured wove paper. A sheet-sized Sepia drawing verso (ca. 1935) 68.3 x 49.7 cm Framed under glass. Signed, dated, and inscribed 'Grosz 1939 Douglaston' lower right. - Browned and with light-stain; professionally restored cut lower left. Drawing pin holes in the corners.
With a photo-certificate and expert report from Ralph Jentsch, Berlin/Rom, dated 12 October 2018; the work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works on paper by George Grosz.
Studio of the artist, Douglaston/Bayside, Long Island, NY (1939/ ca 1935); Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 58th auction 20th century, 7/8 June 1982, lot 621; Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin, auction 72: 19th and 20th century, 5 June 1999, lot 241; Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Modern Art auction 822, 1 June 2002, lot 214; in private possession since, Berlin