Chalk drawing On delicate blueish paper. 21,6 x 28,4 cm (8,5 x 11,1 in), size of sheet With estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and with the registration number "K Dre/Bi 27" on verso.
This work is documented in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner archive, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: Private collection South Germany.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner captured the motif of a girl with a cat in many drawings in those years. Kirchner grasped the the figures with poise and characterized the playful scene. Kirchner worked almost exclusively with outline forms, without any accucary regarding the inner structure, and thus clearly shows the art of omittance. [EH].