Max Beckmann. The Grenade (Die Granate). (1915, published 1918)

Max Beckmann

The Grenade (Die Granate)

(1915, published 1918)

plate: 15 5/16 x 11 3/8" (38.9 x 28.9 cm); sheet (irreg.): 21 1/4 x 17 11/16" (54 x 45 cm)
Paul Cassirer, Berlin
probably Pan-Presse, Berlin
Mary Ellen Meehan Fund, Johanna and Leslie J. Garfield Fund, and Frances Keech Fund
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Max Beckmann has 219 works online.
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Private collector, Germany; sold through Christies's London, June 27, 1991 (lot 3) to Alice Adam Ltd., Chicago, 1996; sold to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996

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