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Street Scene (Strassenszene)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938)
(1914). Ink and watercolor on paper, 21 3/8 x 15 1/2" (54.3 x 39.4 cm). Gift of Curt Valentin
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
Gift from the artist to the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 1921 ; removed as "degenerate art" by the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, August 21, 1937 ; sold via exchange to Ferdinand Möller, Berlin; sold to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Gift of Curt Valentin), 1941.
 Inscription "Schenkung an die Kunsthalle Hamburg" ["Gift to the Kunsthalle Hamburg"] verso, lower center sheet, black ink, artist's hand. One of seven drawings the artist gave to the museum to acknowledge its acquisition of Self-Portrait, 1914 (Gordon 421). See letter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to Gustav Schiefler Schiefler, May 20, 1921 (Wolfgang Henze, ed. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner / Gustav Schiefler: Briefwechsel 1910-1935/1938, Stuttgart and Zurich: Belser, 1990, pp. 185-186).
 EK number 5283.
Street Scene, the Omnibus
Street Scene, Berlin