In den Abgrund. 1943. Pen and India ink and ink brusk drawing. Lower right signed and dated. With a barely legible inscription in right center. On light board. 45.3 x 60 cm (17.8 x 23.6 in), size of sheet. Sheet 12 from the cycle "Im Tal des Todes". The cycle of 17 drawings was made between 1942 and 1944 in Palestina as a reaction to the Holocaust and was originally titled "Deutschland - Ein Schlachthaus" (Germany - A Slaughterhouse). • One of just a few works available on the market • Striking work of historic explosiveness • Rare detailed drawing.
PROVENANCE: Private collection John Phillips, USA (photo journalist for Life Magazin, in the 1940s war correspondent in Palestina). Galerie St. Etienne, New York. Private collection.
LITERATURE: In the Valley of Slaughter. Drawings by Leah Grundig, with verses by Schin Shalon, Tel Aviv 1944 (with illu.). Im Tal des Todes. Zeichnungen von Lea Grundig, mit einer Einleitung und Texten von Kurt Liebmann, Dresden 1947.