Mar 05, 2020 - Sale 2532

Sale 2532 - Lot 402

Price Realized: $ 5,000
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
MAX BECKMANN
Bordell in Gent.

Drypoint, 1915. 145x199 mm; 5 3/4x7 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 12/20 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Paul Cassirer, Berlin. A superb impression of this extermely scarce print.

The figure lower left is a self-portrait of Beckmann (1884-1950), who during 1915 was a volunteer assistant to the medical corps of the German Army. His post at the time was Brussels, Lille, Ostende and Ghent, whence the representation of this brothel scene. Hofmaier 85.