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Inscription

signed in graphite, at top: E L Kirchner 28; on verso, in graphite, by a later hand: 280. / K. II 300 / 450

Provenance

Dr. Frédéric Bauer, Davos; (Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, 26 November 1953, lot 1948); (Kleeman Galleries, New York); (Karl und Faber, Munich, 28 May 1971, lot 742); (Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 26-28 November 1979, lot 902); (Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 7 December 1984, lot 611); purchased by Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (her mark, not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
1953
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Gemälde und Graphik. Sammlung Dr. F. Bauer, Davos. Nürnberg Kunsthalle (Munich, Freiburg, Mannheim, and Berlin). Nuremberg, 1952, no. 229.
1991
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Pastelle. Kunsthalle Nürnberg. Nürnberg, 1991, no. 99.
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 56 (entry by Andrew Robison)(color).
2003
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003, no. 190 (Washington only)(color).
2014
Modern German Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2014.