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lower left below image in graphite: Eigendruck; lower right below image in graphite: E L Kirchner; lower center in graphite: 6. Das Männlein narrt ihn, indem es den Schatten allein bei ihm vorbeispazieren lässt, Schlemihl versucht ihn zu fassen. Vergeblich.

Provenance

Dr. Frédéric Bauer, Davos, acquired from the artist; private collection, Germany, after 1954; (Wolfgang Wittrock, Düsseldorf); purchased 1999 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001.
2003
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2003, no. 154.
2007
Van Gogh and Expressionism, Neue Galerie New York, New York, 2007, no. plate 67.
2007
Van Gogh and Expressionism, Neue Gallerie, New York, 2007 (exh. cat. by Jill Lloyd et al.), no. 67
Bibliography
1967
Dube, Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube. E.L. Kirchner; das graphische Werke. Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1967.
1980
Gercken, Günther. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Holzschnittzyklen: Peter Schlemihl, Triumph der Liebe, Absalom. Stuttgart, 1980: 30-31.
2003
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2003: 12, 25, no. 154.