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Black pencil drawing on wove paper, four figures in a landscpe, signed* (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938). 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches. Very good condition, as removed from a German sketchbook. This lot has been removed from its frame for inspection and shipping. Sold without frame.

Provenance: Ludwig Strecker, Mainz, Germany, who we presume acquired the drawing directly from the artist, pre-1935. Strecker collected and owned a number of Kirchner drawings, according to a letter dated 1958. Acquired from the latter by the consignor's family, we believe sometime after 1958. Later to a private family trust.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) Pencil Drawing

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Apr 29