Sep 17, 2020 - Sale 2542

Sale 2542 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Truro, Cape Cod Landscape.

Watercolor on cream wove paper, 1939. 250x315 mm; 10x12 1/2 inches. Signed, dated "39" and titled "Truro" in red ink, lower left recto.

Ex-collection the Addison Gallery, Andover; private collection, Chicago; sold Swann Auction Galleries, New York, June 12, 2008, sale 2149, lot 57; acquired by current owner, private collection, Washington, D.C.

Grosz (1893-1959) moved from Berlin to New York in 1933, escaping the Nazi uprising in Germany. He became a U.S. citizen in 1938. Grosz traveled to Cape Cod during the summers from 1936 to 1945 where he made numerous watercolor landscape studies. In his autobiography, he recalled that making the watercolors he, "Would roam for hours through the dunes at Cape Cod and try humbly—omitting nothing and adding nothing—to record my feelings with what modest gifts I possessed."