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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER

George Grosz
WEIN, WEIB UND GESANG (WINE, WOMAN AND SONG)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
110

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER

George Grosz
WEIN, WEIB UND GESANG (WINE, WOMAN AND SONG)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George Grosz
1893 - 1959
WEIN, WEIB UND GESANG (WINE, WOMAN AND SONG)
signed Grosz (lower right); inscribed Grosz,...(Wein, Weib und Gesang und Kassenschrank) by another hand (lower left)
pen and ink and spritz technik on paper
58.9 by 40.1cm., 21 1/4 by 15 3/4 in.
Executed in 1922.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.

Provenance

Sale: Gutekunst & Klipstein, Bern, 16-17th May 1958, lot 320
Karl Ströher, Darmstadt (acquired in 1958)
Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher, Switzerland (by descent from the above in 1977)
Thence by descent to the present owner in 2016

Exposition

Vienna, Graphische Sammlung Albertina; Linz, Neue Galerie & Graz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, George Grosz, 1893-1959, 1965, no. 79, illustrated in the catalogue
Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Sammlung Karl Ströher, 2, 1965, no. 26, illustrated in the catalogue
Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Bildnerische Ausdrucksformen, 1910-1960, 1970, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue

Bibliographie

Erika Pohl, Ursula Ströher & Gerhard Pohl (ed.), Karl Ströher, Sammler und Sammlung, Stuttgart, 1982, no. 191

Description

In this political and socially charged drawing the artist holds up a satirical mirror to the Germans, the so called 'Volk der Dichter und Denker (People of Poets and Thinkers)'. The title refers back to the couplet "Who loves not woman, wine, and song / Remains a fool his whole life long" which appears in print as early as 1837 in a German verse attributed to Martin Luther.

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