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Graphisches Kabinett J.B. Neumann, Berlin/Munich, by 1921; Museum Folkwang, Essen, 1929 ; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Berlin, 1937 ; 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.
 See Hartwig Fischer, ed., 'Das schönste Museum der Welt,' Sammlung Folkwang bis 1933, Hartwig Fischer, ed., exh. cat. Essen: Folkwang Museum, 2010, p. 348.
 EK no. 3797: Erwartung des verlorenen Sohnes
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