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Dr. Huelsenbeck Near the End

A work made of pen and brush and black ink on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of pen and brush and black ink on cream wove paper.




George Grosz
American, born Germany, 1893-1959

About this artwork

Dr. Huelsenbeck near the End is a study for George Grosz’s lithographic portfolio Ecce Homo, published in Berlin in 1922. Judged by some as obscene, Ecce Homo was censored by police officials. The title of this drawing derives from a novel—Dr. Billig near the End—written by the Dadaist Richard Huelsenbeck in 1921. The bald male figure in the foreground of this drawing represents the author Huelsenbeck.


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George Grosz


Dr. Huelsenbeck Near the End


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Pen and brush and black ink on cream wove paper


Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "GROSZ"; inscribed, lower left, in graphite: "40"; lower right, in graphite (partially erased): "Dr. Billig am Ende"; signed, dated, and inscribed verso, lower right in graphite: "•STATEMENT• Original drawing / for my portfolio / ECCE HOMO (1922) / George Perfessor Grosz"; lower center, in graphite: …[indecipherable monogram]/ "May 59"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "85 W / 900 DR Hul…(erased) / COH / coh"; lower center, in graphite: "60"; lower right, in graphite: "40" [encircled]


47.7 × 37.5 cm (18 13/16 × 14 13/16 in.)

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Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

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