Weiblicher Kopf. 1914. Blue Chalk drawing. Verso with estate stamp (Lugt 1570b) and the hand-written number "FS Be/Ba 6". On firm creme wove paper. 47 x 44.3 cm (18.5 x 17.4 in), size of sheet. [CH].
• From the artist's estate. • Dynamic-expressive figure study from Kirchner's best creative period. • The portrayed person probably is Gerda Schilling, the sister of Kirchner's long-time partner Erna Schilling.
The work is registered at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946). Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954) Galerie Nierendorf Berlin (December 1966). Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned). Ever since family-owned.