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Otto Dix

Soldat und Nonne (Vergewaltigung) (K. 120)

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Estimate:

1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Otto Dix

Otto Dix

Soldat und Nonne (Vergewaltigung) (K. 120)

Soldat und Nonne (Vergewaltigung) (K. 120)

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

7,560

GBP

Otto Dix

1891 - 1969

Soldat und Nonne (Vergewaltigung) (K. 120)


Etching with aquatint and drypoint, 1924, signed in pencil, numbered 7/70, printed by Otto Felsing, published by the artist, on cream laid paper, unframed

plate: 195 by 140mm 7 5/8 by 5 1/2 in

sheet: 478 by 362mm 18 7/8 by 14 1/4 in

The full sheet, in good condition apart from a few soft, inconspicuous handling creases and tiny fox marks in the margins, the verso with pale foxing at the upper right corner, unframed.


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Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin

Private Collection, Switzerland (Acquired from the above in the 1960's)

Thence by descent to the present owner

At the advice of his publisher Karl Nierendorf, Dix withdrew Soldat und Nonne (Vergewaltigung) from his magnum opus, Der Krieg (see Lot 19). The art dealer feared that this one image alone would lead to the confiscation of the entire portfolio, as it would likely have offended bourgeois audiences who preferred to view front-line soldiers as heroes.