Otto Dix. Portrait of Violinist Carlo von Rust (Bildnis des Geigers Carlo von Rust). (1920)

Otto Dix

Portrait of Violinist Carlo von Rust (Bildnis des Geigers Carlo von Rust)


Pencil and watercolor on paper
24 1/2 x 19 3/8" (62.2 x 49.2 cm)
Object number
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Drawings and Prints
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Otto Dix has 94 works online.
There are 14,406 drawings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
The artist; sold to Johanna Ey (1864-1947), Düsseldorf, c. 1921 [1]; acquired by the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 1925 [2]; sold to unknown buyer, 1937 [3]. Kurz collection; sold through Klipstein and Kornfeld, Bern to Piccadilly Gallery, London, June 14, 1967 [4]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 1969.
[1] See Ulrike Lorenz, ed., Otto Dix: Das Werkverzeichnis der Zeichnungen und Pastelle, Weimar: VDG, Verlag für Geisteswissenschaften, 2003, p. 769, no. EDV 6.3.18. Cf. inscription lower right margin.
[2] See Thomas Bauer-Friedrich, "Arbeiten von Otto Dix im Bestand der Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz," Ingrid Mössinger, ed., Otto Dix. Die Stiftung Dr. Alfred Gunzenhauser, Bielefeld et al.: Kerber Verlag, 2012, p. 261.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Moderne Kunst des neunzehnten und zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Klipstein and Kornfeld, Bern (auction 123), June 14, 1967, lot 342.

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