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George Grosz

Dr. Billig & Weiblicher Akt

Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection

George Grosz

George Grosz

Dr. Billig & Weiblicher Akt

Dr. Billig & Weiblicher Akt

George Grosz

1893 - 1959

Dr. Billig - recto

Weiblicher Akt (Female Nude) - verso

signed Grosz (lower right); inscribed Aus Dr. Billig/am Ende on the reverse

reed pen, pen and ink on paper

31 by 23.5 cm., 12¼ by 9¾ in.

Framed: 52.5 by 44 cm., 21¾ by 17¼ in.

Executed in 1920.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch, Berlin.


Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.



This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper.

Recto: There  is a superficial stain towards the lower center (approx. 0.2cm in length).

Verso: There are superficial stains most notably towards the lower left corner and lower center (the longest of which measures approx. 0.5cm in length) and superficial handling marks along the extreme edges, possibly due to handling in the studio.

This work has not been examined outside of its frame.

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Studio of the artist, Berlin

Collection W. Menzel, Berlin (from 1963)

Galleria Milano, Milan

Sale: Sotheby's, London, 3rd December 1985, lot 477 (titled as Strassenszene)

Collection Roy & Jenny Wright, London (from 1997)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Ulrich Becher & Antonio Del Guercio, George Grosz. Deutschland über Alles, 85 works from 1939 to 1936, Milan, 1963, illustrated (titled as Il. Dr. Billig)

London, Royal Academy of Arts, The Berlin of George Grosz. Drawings, Watercolours and Prints, 1912-1930, 1997, no. 78, illustrated p. 116 (titled as Dr. Billig)