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Inscription

across top reverse: Zwei Maichen / [...] / E L Kirchner; stamped upper left reverse: NACHLASS E.L.KIRCHNER / Dre/Bf15 [Kirchner Estate seal; "Dre" = Dresden]

Provenance

The artist [1880-1938]; his estate, Basel; (Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer, Campione bei Lugano, Switzerland). Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Saltzman, Sands Point, New York; gift (partial and promised) 1992 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1964
E. L. Kirchner, Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer, Lugano, Switzerland, 1964, 8-9, no. 1, color repro.
1966
Le fauvisme français et les débuts de l'Expressionisme allemand, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1966, 268, 281, no. 205, repro.
1989
From Kandinsky to Dix, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, 1989-1990 (information from label on back of painting).
1992
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1992, no cat.
2001
German Expressionist Paintings from the Saltzman Family Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2001-2002, brochure, fig. 3.
Bibliography
1964
E. L. Kirchner. Exh. cat. Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer, Lugano, Switzerland, 1964: 8-9, no. 1, color repro.
1966
Le fauvisme français et les débuts de l'Expressionisme allemand. Exh. cat. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1966: 268, 281, no. 205, repro.
1968
Gordon, Donald E. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968: 286, no. 140, repro.