Ohne Titel. 1916. Gouache. 1916.Oe.4. (here with the title 'Bedrohung'). Lower right signed and dated. On wove paper. 46 x 59.5 cm (18.1 x 23.4 in), size of sheet. This work presumably is the work "Drohende Nacht", (Enders 17.Oe.31), shown at the 51. exhibition at the gallery Der Sturm, Berlin, April 1917. We are grateful to Mr. R. Enders for his kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Arthur Alexander and Lucy Strauss, Barmen/ The Hague (Dr. med. Arthur Strauss was a cousin of Else Lasker-Schüler. ) Private collection Arnold and Marjory Strauss, Virginia /USA (obtained from aforementioned in 1938) Private collection Massachusetts / USA (inherited from aforementioned).
LITERATURE: On the collector family: Miles Chappell/Marjory Spindle Strauss, Arthur Strauss and the German Expressionists. An Exhibition of Paintings and Prints. Sponsored by The Department of Finearts, College of William and Marry, Williamsburg, VA. 1 February - 13 March 1978.