George Grosz - Straßenbar Marseille
Pen and ink drawing on ivory-coloured paper 40 x 60 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'Grosz' lower right. On the verso lower left inscribed and erroneously dated "Paris 1926" as well as stamped "George Grosz Nachlass" and therein noted "3 99 1" in ink and "L, Nr. 664 in pencil". - The paper minimally browned with light-stain. Handling and crease traces as well as isolated minor stains to the outermost margins.
With a certificate from Ralph Jentsch, Capri/New York, dated 15 March 2004 (photocopy); the drawing will be included in the catalogue raisonné of the works on paper by George Grosz.
Artist's studio (1927); estate of Gerge Grosz Estate, Berlin 1959; auction 1032 Finarte, Milan 1997; auction 1032, 18 December 1997, lot 221; Private possession, Italy
George Grosz, Ade Witboi, Berlin 1955, illus. on the back cover (detail)