Identification and Creation
Object Number
1955.96
People
George Grosz, American (Berlin, Germany 1893 - 1959 Berlin, Germany)
Title
The Junkers Officer
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1934
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/308523
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and black ink on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 59.2 x 46.2 cm (23 5/16 x 18 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: red and black ink, l.r.: Grosz / 1934
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: 132 dial
  • inscription: verso, l.l., graphite, in artist's hand: nicht bloss an / die Wand gemalt [=not simply painted on the wall]
  • inscription: verso, red crayon, crossed out in graphite: [encircled:] 121
  • inscription: verso, graphite: 122 DIAL
  • inscription: verso, graphite: 132 dial
  • inscription: verso, graphite: G
  • exhibition label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and typed: no. 58
Provenance
George Grosz, gift; to Leon Harris, 1952. Anonymous Collector, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1955.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift in gratitude for the Friendship and Kindness of Dean Wilbur Joseph Bender
Copyright
© Estate of George Grosz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1955
Object Number
1955.96
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pinholes at all corners.
Publication History

Peter-Klaus Schuster, George Grosz, Berlin-New York, exh. cat., Ars Nicolai (Berlin, Germany, 1994), repr. p. 289

Exhibition History

George Grosz 1893-1959, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, 10/07/1962 - 12/30/1962

George Grosz 1893-1959, City Art Gallery, New York, New York, 04/20/1963 - 05/12/1963; Arts Council Gallery, London, London, 06/01/1963 - 06/29/1963; City Art Gallery, Bristol, Bristol, 07/06/1963 - 07/07/1963

32Q: 1320 Social Realism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/14/2015 - 04/13/2016

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