Chalk drawing, partly wiped With estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and with registration number "K Dre/Bh 3" on verso. On light creme wove paper. 26 x 32,8 cm (10,2 x 12,9 in), the full sheet Verso: Zwei Frauen am Zaun. Pencil drawing, the full sheet.
This work is documented in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner archive, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: Private collection South Germany.
The easy lineament of the strokes of th echalk, coupled with the wipings, show Kirchner’s objective to also create a pictorial effect in drawings. The subject requires a moment of realization, which gives the observer the opportunity to focus entirely on the drawing. Such kind of experiments were met with great incomprehension by academic circles, however, they were an important step into a direction that would be decisive for Kirchner. [KD].