Bauer an der Wiege - Der Witwer. Um 1890. Charcoal and white chalk. Signed in lower left. On gray paper. 36.5 x 52.3 cm (14.3 x 20.5 in) , the full sheet. Resumption of a motif that was executed as the painting "Der Witwer" from 1873 (cf. Eberle 1873/1). Expressive Dutch genre study of pictorial character. Accompanied by an expertise (in copy) issued by Drs. Margreet Nouwen on February 21, 2016.
PROVENANCE: Collection Mr. Artmann, owner of Rembrandt Gallery, New York. Private collection USA (acquired from aforemention ed). Private collection.
EXHIBITION: Max Liebermann. H. G. E. Degas. Constantin Meunier, Kunstsalon Bruno and Paul Cassirer, Berlin November 1 - December 1, 1898, cat. no. 35. Deutsche Kunst-Ausstellung, Dresden April-June (?) 1899, cat. no. 655 (hall 26).
LITERATURE: Bernhard Echte, Walter Feilchenfeldt (editor), Kunstsalon Bruno & Paul Cassirer. Die Ausstellungen 1898-1901, Wädenswil 2011, p. 40 with illu. (interior of a room at Kunstsalon Cassirer in 1898, with the drawing "Bauer an der Wiege" in right of the door) and p. 64 with illu. and p. 489.