The primitive-looking Biblical figures in this drypoint print reflect Max Beckmann’s dark experience as a medical orderly in the First World War.

It is now regarded as a key image of his period of mental breakdown. Beckmann was later declared a ‘degenerate artist’ by the Nazi regime and emigrated first to Holland, and later to the USA.

Provenance

Christie's London; Maas Berlin; Theobald Jennings Ltd. An Art Loss Register search has been carried out.


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