RUDOLF BAUER (1889-1953) Fashionable couple with poodle * Fashionable couple in dress coats. Ink and gouache on paper. Each signed in lower margin and with estate stamp on verso and tipped to window matte. Poodle image measures 485x260 mm; 19 1/4x10 1/4 inches. Signed "R. Bauer" in black ink, lower left. Stamped Estate Rudolf Bauer and numbered PNY-B-397, and 233 and 156 on verso.
Coats image 440x292 mm; 17 1/2x11 1/2 inches. Signed "Rudolf Bauer" lower right. Stamped Estate Rudolf Bauer and numbered PNY-B-407, and #156 on verso.
Provenance: Estate of Rudolf Bauer; Borghi & Co., NY; Herbert Lerner Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL; thence to Portico New York, Inc.
A visual witness to the Weimar period in Germany, Bauer often depicted such Berlin society figures with an Expressionist flair and they often served as source material for his caricatures and other illustrations.