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upper left reverse: ELKirchner

Provenance

The artist [1880-1938]; his estate; (Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich);[1] purchased by Ruth and Jacob Kainen, Chevy Chase, Maryland; gift 1989 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1925
Probably Galerie Ludwig Schames, Frankfurt, 1925, no. 30.
1980
Ausstellung Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Gemälde Aquarelle Zeichnungen Graphik Plastik, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich; Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer, Campione d'Italia Switzerland, 1980, no. 25, repro.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Natoinal Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 314-315, color repro.
1992
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1992, no cat.
2003
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938 [London title: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: The Dresden and Berlin Years], National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2003, no. 189, repro., as The Visit (shown only in Washington).
Bibliography
1968
Gordon, Donald E. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968: 367, no. 693, repro.
2009
Cooper, Harry. The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2009: 18, repro.