George Grosz

German, 1893–1959

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Draftsman and painter George Grosz is known for his caustic pen-and-ink caricatures of Weimar Germany. Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism in his early career, he was also strongly affected by his wartime experience and joined Berlin's Dada

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Dämmerung (Draussen) (recto); Dämmerung (Drinnen) (verso), 1922
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Work on Paper
watercolor and pen and brush and India ink on paper (recto), pen and brush and India ink on paper (verso)
40.64 x 52.71 cm
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$143,750
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May 14, 2021
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George Grosz (1893-1959) signed 'Grosz' (lower right; recto) watercolor and pen and brush and India ink on paper (recto); pen and brush and India ink on paper (verso) 20 ¾ x 16 ¼ in. (52.5 x 41 cm.) Executed in 1922
Dämmerung (Draussen) (recto); Dämmerung (Drinnen) (verso), 1922
watercolor and pen and brush and India ink on paper (recto), pen and brush and India ink on paper (verso)
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$143,750
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Work on Paper
40.64 x 52.71 cm
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May 14, 2021
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$143,750
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George Grosz (1893-1959) signed 'Grosz' (lower right; recto) watercolor and pen and brush and India ink on paper (recto); pen and brush and India ink on paper (verso) 20 ¾ x 16 ¼ in. (52.5 x 41 cm.) Executed in 1922
$5,000
Merry X-Mas, 1950
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watercolor and pen and colored inks on paper laid down on card
20.32 x 24.13 cm
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$5,000
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May 14, 2021
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George Grosz (1893-1959) signed, inscribed and titled 'MERRY X-MAS George & Eva Grosz' (upper right) and inscribed (throughout) watercolor and pen and colored inks on paper laid down on card 9 ½ x 8 ½ in. (23.5 x 21.5 cm.) Executed circa 1950
Merry X-Mas, 1950
watercolor and pen and colored inks on paper laid down on card
May 14, 2021
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$5,000
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20.32 x 24.13 cm
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May 14, 2021
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$5,000
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George Grosz (1893-1959) signed, inscribed and titled 'MERRY X-MAS George & Eva Grosz' (upper right) and inscribed (throughout) watercolor and pen and colored inks on paper laid down on card 9 ½ x 8 ½ in. (23.5 x 21.5 cm.) Executed circa 1950
$10,080
Verhaftung des Petrus (The Arrest of St. Peter), 1930
Sold on Apr 30, 2021
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Pencil on paper
59.0 x 47.5 cm
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$10,080
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Apr 30, 2021
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Property from a West Coast Collector Titled and numbered No. 15 (lower left) Pencil on paper 18 by 23 ¼ in. (45.7 by 59 cm) Framed: 36 by 40 3/4 in. (91.4 by 103.5 cm) Executed circa 1930. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Verhaftung des Petrus (The Arrest of St. Peter), 1930
Pencil on paper
Apr 30, 2021
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$10,080
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Work on Paper
59.0 x 47.5 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
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Realized Price
$10,080
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Property from a West Coast Collector Titled and numbered No. 15 (lower left) Pencil on paper 18 by 23 ¼ in. (45.7 by 59 cm) Framed: 36 by 40 3/4 in. (91.4 by 103.5 cm) Executed circa 1930. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
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Lady Hamilton and Sir William Hamilton, 1923
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Work on Paper
Pen and ink on paper
45.8 x 59.3 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
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Property from a West Coast Collector Signed Grosz (lower right) Pen and ink on paper 23 ⅜ by 18 in. (59.3 by 45.8 cm) Framed: 33 ½ by 28 ½ in (85 by 72.4 cm) Executed in 1923.  The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Lady Hamilton and Sir William Hamilton, 1923
Pen and ink on paper
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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45.8 x 59.3 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
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Property from a West Coast Collector Signed Grosz (lower right) Pen and ink on paper 23 ⅜ by 18 in. (59.3 by 45.8 cm) Framed: 33 ½ by 28 ½ in (85 by 72.4 cm) Executed in 1923.  The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
€9,375
Vorstadt (recto) ; Femme debout (verso), 1917
Sold on Apr 19, 2021
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pen and India ink on paper
46.2 x 58.8 cm
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€9,375
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Apr 19, 2021
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George Grosz (1893-1959) signé 'Grosz' (en bas à droite) et inscrit 'Vorstadt' (en bas à gauche) plume et encre de Chine sur papier 58.8 x 46.2 cm. Exécuté vers 1917 signed 'Grosz' (lower right) and inscribed 'Vorstadt' (lower left) pen and India ink on paper 231⁄8 x 181⁄4 in. Executed circa 1917
Vorstadt (recto) ; Femme debout (verso), 1917
pen and India ink on paper
Apr 19, 2021
Christie's
€9,375
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46.2 x 58.8 cm
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Apr 19, 2021
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€9,375
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George Grosz (1893-1959) signé 'Grosz' (en bas à droite) et inscrit 'Vorstadt' (en bas à gauche) plume et encre de Chine sur papier 58.8 x 46.2 cm. Exécuté vers 1917 signed 'Grosz' (lower right) and inscribed 'Vorstadt' (lower left) pen and India ink on paper 231⁄8 x 181⁄4 in. Executed circa 1917
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Sich kämmende Frau. Bleistiftzeichnung , 1928
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pencil on paper
46.2 x 60.0 cm
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Apr 19, 2021
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George Grosz (1893-1959) Sich kämmende Frau. Bleistiftzeichnung graphite sur papier 60 x 46.2 cm. Exécuté en 1928 pencil on paper 235⁄8 x 181⁄4 in. Executed in 1928
Sich kämmende Frau. Bleistiftzeichnung , 1928
pencil on paper
Apr 19, 2021
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46.2 x 60.0 cm
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Apr 19, 2021
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George Grosz (1893-1959) Sich kämmende Frau. Bleistiftzeichnung graphite sur papier 60 x 46.2 cm. Exécuté en 1928 pencil on paper 235⁄8 x 181⁄4 in. Executed in 1928
€16,250
In der Natur, 1926
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pen and India ink on paper
47.5 x 61.3 cm
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€16,250
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Apr 14, 2021
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George Grosz (1893-1959) avec le cachet 'GROSZ', daté et inscrit 'No. 63 In der Natur 1926' (en bas à droite) plume et encre de Chine sur papier 61.3 x 47.5 cm. Exécuté en 1926 stamped 'GROSZ', dated and inscribed 'No. 63 In der Natur 1926' (lower right) pen and India ink on paper 24 1/8 x 18 ¾ in. Executed in 1926
In der Natur, 1926
pen and India ink on paper
Apr 14, 2021
Christie's
€16,250
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47.5 x 61.3 cm
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Apr 14, 2021
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€16,250
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George Grosz (1893-1959) avec le cachet 'GROSZ', daté et inscrit 'No. 63 In der Natur 1926' (en bas à droite) plume et encre de Chine sur papier 61.3 x 47.5 cm. Exécuté en 1926 stamped 'GROSZ', dated and inscribed 'No. 63 In der Natur 1926' (lower right) pen and India ink on paper 24 1/8 x 18 ¾ in. Executed in 1926
£4,410
Standing Female Nude, 1944
Sold on Apr 7, 2021
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charcoal on paper
48.4 x 63.1 cm
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£4,410
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Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Italian Collection signed Grosz (lower left); stamped with the Nachlass stamp on the verso  charcoal on paper 63.1 by 48.4cm., 24⅞ by 19in. Framed: 88.3 by 70.3cm., 34¾ by 27⅝in. Executed in 1944.  The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Standing Female Nude, 1944
charcoal on paper
Apr 7, 2021
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£4,410
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48.4 x 63.1 cm
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Apr 7, 2021
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£4,410
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Property from a Private Italian Collection signed Grosz (lower left); stamped with the Nachlass stamp on the verso  charcoal on paper 63.1 by 48.4cm., 24⅞ by 19in. Framed: 88.3 by 70.3cm., 34¾ by 27⅝in. Executed in 1944.  The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
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Blondine (The Blonde) - recto Auf der Lauer (To sit on Watch) - verso, 1920
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
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pen and ink on paper - recto & verso
41.7 x 52.4 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Italian Collection signed Grosz and dated 1920 (lower right), titled, and numbered No. 49 (lower left) - recto stamped with the Nachlass mark (upper right) and titled (upper left) - verso pen and ink on paper - recto & verso 52.4 by 41.7cm., 20¾ by 16⅜in. Framed: 71.7 by 51.7cm., 28¼ by 20¼in. Executed in 1920. - recto & verso The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Blondine (The Blonde) - recto Auf der Lauer (To sit on Watch) - verso, 1920
pen and ink on paper - recto & verso
Mar 19, 2021
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41.7 x 52.4 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
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Property from a Private Italian Collection signed Grosz and dated 1920 (lower right), titled, and numbered No. 49 (lower left) - recto stamped with the Nachlass mark (upper right) and titled (upper left) - verso pen and ink on paper - recto & verso 52.4 by 41.7cm., 20¾ by 16⅜in. Framed: 71.7 by 51.7cm., 28¼ by 20¼in. Executed in 1920. - recto & verso The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
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Wanderbursch (Wanderer), 1926
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
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brush and ink on paper
39.2 x 50.1 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
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Property from a Private Italian Collection stamped Grosz (lower right); stamped with the Nachlass mark on the verso brush and ink on paper 50.1 by 39.2cm., 19¾ by 15⅜in. Framed: 70 by 59cm., 27½ by 23¼in. Executed in 1926. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.
Wanderbursch (Wanderer), 1926
brush and ink on paper
Mar 19, 2021
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39.2 x 50.1 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
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Property from a Private Italian Collection stamped Grosz (lower right); stamped with the Nachlass mark on the verso brush and ink on paper 50.1 by 39.2cm., 19¾ by 15⅜in. Framed: 70 by 59cm., 27½ by 23¼in. Executed in 1926. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ralph Jentsch.