Der Maler (Rudolf Schlichter). 1928. Brush and India ink drawing, with watercolors. Lower right signed and dated and lower left signed. Verso titled and inscribed "No. 68 der Maler". Lower left and right as well as on verso inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. On fine Japon. 46 x 59.9 cm (18.1 x 23.5 in), size of sheet.
• Visual liaison of two of the most important German painters of New objectivity • In 1920 George Grosz and the depicted Rudolf Schlichter faced charges for "vilification of the Reichswehr" • From the renowned provenance of Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin • With fine interior watercolor illustration.
The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of works on paper compiled by Mr Ralph Jentsch. We are grateful for his kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin/Düsseldorf (probably on consignment). ACA Galleries, New York. Private collection USA (acquired from aforementioned). Private collection USA (inherited from aforementioned). John Toomey Gallery Inc., Oak Park, USA (acquired from aforementioned). Private collection Belgium (acquired from aforementioned in 2013).
EXHIBITION: George Grosz - Ölgemälde und Aquarell, October 1930, Galerie Flechtheim Düsseldorf, cat. no. 45. George Grosz - Otto Dix. Impressions du front, Musée du Temps, Ville de Besançon, December 6, 2014 - March 15, 2015, cat. no. 35 (with full-page illu., p. 6). Dada in Knokke, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, October 2, 2016 - January 9, 2017, pp. 144f.
LITERATURE: Ralph Jentsch, George Grosz 1893-1959. Ein großes Nein - Der visionäre Grosz, Antwerp 2013, cat. no. 53, p. 285 (with illu. on pp. 216f.).