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

Max Beckmann

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

(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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© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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Max Beckmann has 219 works online.
There are 14,285 drawings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
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

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