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Max Beckmann. The Return of the Prodigal Son (Die Heimkehr des Verlorenen Sohnes). (c. 1918)

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (Die Heimkehr des Verlorenen Sohnes)

Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)

(c. 1918)
Gouache and watercolor over ink and pencil drawing on parchment
14 3/8 x 11 3/4" (36.5 x 29.8 cm)
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Graphisches Kabinett J.B. Neumann, Berlin/Munich, by 1921; Museum Folkwang, Essen, 1929 [1]; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Berlin, 1937 [2]; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin, 1939; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, 1939; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 13, 1939.
[1] See Hartwig Fischer, ed., 'Das schönste Museum der Welt,' Sammlung Folkwang bis 1933, Hartwig Fischer, ed., exh. cat. Essen: Folkwang Museum, 2010, p. 348.
[2] EK no. 3797: Erwartung des verlorenen Sohnes

Die Heimkehr des Verlorenen Sohnes
The Return of the Prodigal Son

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