Krieg. 1940. Oil crayon- and charcoal drawing, partly washed. Monogrammed in Hebrew, dated and inscribed with small flag in left margin. On wove paper. 74.7 x 56.5 cm (29.4 x 22.2 in), size of sheet. With trimmed pencil drawing in lower left. Verso with full-page oil chalk drawing of a biblical scene, monogrammed and dated 1932 lower left. [CB].
We are grateful to Erik Riedel, Ludwig Meidner Archive at the Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main, for his kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: From artst's estate (verso with estate stamp and with hand-written inventory number "II/960"; not in Lugt). Galerie Ruchti, Cologne, 1979. Private ownership France.
EXHIBITION: Ludwig Meidner. Zeichnungen aus dem Nachlaß, Galerie Ruchti, Cologne, 1979, cat. no. 70 (no illu.).