(1920, published c. 1921)
(1921, published 1922)
In 1924, Beckmann wrote, "Beckmann loves Bach, Pelikan (the ink and oil-paint manufacturer), Piper (the publisher), and two or three other Germans." Reinhard Piper was primarily a publisher of literature and art books, but he also published around 80 prints by Beckmann. Beckmann not only made this portrait, but also included Piper in many other prints. In The Tall Man, Piper appears as a spectator in the bottom-right corner.