Grablegung/ Letzte Instanz/ He was a good provider. 1930. Watercolor and India ink drawing. Signed and dated in lower right of image, with a dedication: "To Bernard & Baki with Love from George, May 51" below. On thin wove paper. 46 x 60 cm (18.1 x 23.6 in), size of sheet. The coloring was executed by George Grosz in the USA in the late 1930s/1940s Verso: study of a male head with cylinder. India ink drawing, crossed out in pencil. Socio-critical watercolor, draft for the magazine 'Simplizissimus'. Accompanied by a confirmation issued byRalph Jentsch on22 May2017. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog of works on paper by George Grosz.
PROVENANCE: Artist's studio (verso with the address label) Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin/Dusseldorf (verso with the gallery label) Bernard and Becky Reis, New York Manny Silvermann Gallery, New York Forum Gallery, New York Achim Moeller, New York Private ownership New York Ralph Jentsch (with ownership entry on frame). Private collection Germany.
LITERATURE: Simplizissimus, issue 29, 13 October 1930, p. 344 (drawing only).