1893 - 1959
BERLINER FLEISCHEREI OR BUTCHER SHOP I (BERLIN BUTCHER OR BUTCHER SHOP I)
signed Grosz, dated 32 and inscribed butcher shop (lower right); bearing the George Grosz Nachlass stamp on the verso
watercolour, gouache, reed pen and ink on paper
60 by 46cm., 23 5/8 by 18 1/8 in.
Executed in 1932.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Estate of the Artist
Private Collection, New York
Sale: Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 11th November 1970, lot 20
Private Collection (purchased at the above sale)
Mr & Mrs Jonathan P. Rosen, New York (by descent from the above; sale: Sotheby's, New York, 13th September 2005, lot 121)
Private Collection, New York (purchased at the above sale; sale: Christie's, New York, 2nd November 2011, lot 175)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Province de Namur, Musée Félicien Rops, George Grosz, 1893-1959, Un Grand Non. Grosz le Visionnaire, 2013-14, no. 58, illustrated in the catalogue
Besançon, Musée du Temps, Impressions du Front. George Grosz / Otto Dix, 2014, no. 38, illustrated in the catalogue
Ralph Jentsch, George Grosz, Antwerp, 2013, no. 58, illustrated pp. 230-231