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Dr. Huelsenbeck Near the End

A work made of pen and brush and black ink on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of pen and brush and black ink on cream wove paper.

Date:

1920

Artist:

George Grosz
American, born Germany, 1893-1959

About this artwork

Dr. Huelsenbeck near the End is a study for George Grosz’s lithographic portfolio Ecce Homo, published in Berlin in 1922. Judged by some as obscene, Ecce Homo was censored by police officials. The title of this drawing derives from a novel—Dr. Billig near the End—written by the Dadaist Richard Huelsenbeck in 1921. The bald male figure in the foreground of this drawing represents the author Huelsenbeck.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

George Grosz

Title

Dr. Huelsenbeck Near the End

Date

1920

Medium

Pen and brush and black ink on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "GROSZ"; inscribed, lower left, in graphite: "40"; lower right, in graphite (partially erased): "Dr. Billig am Ende"; signed, dated, and inscribed verso, lower right in graphite: "•STATEMENT• Original drawing / for my portfolio / ECCE HOMO (1922) / George Perfessor Grosz"; lower center, in graphite: …[indecipherable monogram]/ "May 59"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "85 W / 900 DR Hul…(erased) / COH / coh"; lower center, in graphite: "60"; lower right, in graphite: "40" [encircled]

Dimensions

477 × 375 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1998.735

Extended information about this artwork

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