Artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German, 1880 - 1938
  • Raucher und Tanzerin
Date 1912
Medium graphite and black crayon on textured cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 22 × 14 3/8 inches (55.9 × 36.5 cm)
Framed: 28 3/4 × 22 3/4 × 1 3/8 inches (73 × 57.8 × 3.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund
Accession Number 67.270
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in pencil, lower right: E L Kirchner
Marks Stamp in purple ink, lower left, verso: NACHLASS | E.L. KIRCHNER
In black pen and ink: K BelBg 7 [Lugt Suppl. 1570b]
Inscriptions Partly illegible notation in pencil, lower left: 2680[the illegible portion could be additional numbers or letters]
Inscribed, titled, dated in pencil, lower right, verso: Raucher und Tanzerin | 1912
Illegible notation in red crayon, upper left, verso: [34?]
Illegible numeric notation above the stamp, lower left, verso.
E.L. Kirchner Estate;
1967, Kornfeld and Klipstein (Bern, Switzerland).
1968-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, cat. no. 103 (ill.).

Uhr, H. German Drawings and Watercolors. New York, 1987, cat. no. 55, pp. 107-108 (ill.).

Uhr, H. Masterpieces of German Expressionism at the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1982, p. 98 (ill.).

Auktionskatalog 123. Sales cat., Kornfeld and Klipstein, Switzerland, 1967, no. 660, p. 98.