Toilette (Vorm Spiegel). 1923. Woodcut. Hofmaier 258 III Bb (of b). Gallwitz 223. Signed and titled by a hand other than that of the artist in lower margin. From an edition of presumably 35 copies. On firm wove paper. 22.2 x 14.9 cm (8.7 x 5.8 in). Sheet: 55,5 x 35,5 cm ( 21,6 x 13,9 Published by I.B. Neumann, Berlin. Presumbaly titled by him in lower margin. [CE].
PROVENANCE: Private collection Lower Saxony.
LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 440th auction, Modern Art, December 7, 2012, lot no. 139 (with illu.).
The sheet allows a look behind the curtain of Beckmann's world of the theater, the circus, carnival and variety shows. In 1923 Beckmann realized four graphic solutions in which he captured the intimate backstage moment.