The Gothic Wood and the Nymph. 1945. Oil on canvas. Verso of the canvas signed and dated "1945". Verso of the stretcher signed, twice dated and inscribed with technical information: "Leinwand Nov 1930, Halbkreide + Ei, isländisch Moos 2x". Here signed, dated and titled on a label. 81.3 x 60.5 cm (32 x 23.8 in).
- Painting from his years in the USA. - Nude in Grosz’s characteristic examination of Old Master painting. Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Mr. Ralph Jentsch, Rome/New York on May 13, 2019. The work will be included into the oeuvre catalog of paintings.
PROVENANCE: Associated American Artists Galleries (verso of the stretcher with a label inscribed by the artist). Collection Jerome K. Orbach, New York Private collection Lower Saxony (since 1996).
EXHIBITION: M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, no date, no. 26 (with a label on verso of the stretcher) One Hundred and Forty-First Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (PA), January 26 - March 3, 1946, cat. no.131. The Sixth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings, Viginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (VA), April 11 - May 9, 1948, cat no. 77, with illu. American Painting 1950, The Eleventh Annual Southeastern Circuit Exhibition of Contemporary Art, travelling exhibition organized by the Clearwater Art Museum of Florida Gulf Coast Art Center. October 30, 1949 to June 30, 1950.
LITERATURE: Sotheby’s New York, auction on October 3, 1990, lot 78 (with color illu.). Christie’s London, auction on June 26, 1996, lot 341 (with color illu.).