George Grosz (1893 - 1959)
JOHN DER FRAUENMÖRDER (JOHN THE MURDERER OF WOMEN)
Signed Grosz and dated Oktober 1918 (lower left); signed Grosz, dated 1918 and inscribed Skizze du John der frauenmörder (on the verso)
Watercolor and brush and ink on paper
13 1/4 by 9 3/4 in.
33.6 by 24.7 cm
Executed in 1918.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Neue Kunst, Munich (acquired in 1920)
Sale: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, May 3, 1961, lot 100
Norman Ganz, Geneva
Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby’s, London, November 29, 1989, lot 445)
William Louis-Dreyfus, Mt. Kisco, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired by the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections by inheritance from the above in 2016
New York, New York Studio School, George Grosz: Works on Paper, 1913-1925, 2013, illustrated in the catalogue
Hans Hess, George Grosz, London, 1974, no. 63, illustrated p. 80