George GroszA Married Couple 1930

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Artist
George Grosz (1893‑1959)
Title
A Married Couple
Ehepaar
Date 1930
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 660 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1955
Reference
T00019
Not on display

Catalogue entry

George Grosz 1893-1959

T00019 A Married Couple 1930

Inscribed 'Grosz' b.l. and (possibly by another hand) 'EHEPAAR.1930' on the verso
Watercolour on paper, 26 x 18 5/8 (66 x 47.5)
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1955
Prov: Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin and London (purchased from the artist); CAS 1936
Repr: Hans Hess, George Grosz (London 1974), fig.161, p.170

The artist said that the watercolour 'A Married Couple' belongs to a series of drawings and watercolours which he executed during the 'twenties up to 1930. He worked on a kind of portfolio entitled Natural History of the German Middle Class, for which he also wrote a text. Political events, however, interrupted his plans; he went to the United States and this portfolio was never finished… (read more)

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