Nächtliche Berliner Straßenszene. 1926. Chalks. Verso with the estate stamp (Lugt 1570b) and the hand-written number "K Be/Bb 2". On creme wove paper. 50 x 36 cm (19.6 x 14.1 in), the full sheet.
• This drawing was made in Berlin in 1926, where Kirchner was staying during a trip to Germany in 1925/26. • So far, this drawing has been dated to the Berlin time of the great street scenes around 1914. • Kirchner uses the impression as a preliminary drawing for the painting “Straße mit Passanten bei Nachtbeleuchtung“ from 1926/27 (Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden).
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (verso with the estate stamp). Collection Olbricht.