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- Object: Bildnis der Tänzerin Sent M'Ahesa (Portrait of the Dancer Sent M'Ahesa)
Portrait of dancer; half-length, seated to left, one hand in lap the other raised. 1921
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Height: 565 millimetres
Width: 410 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', BM 1984, no. 151
An early proof (illustrated by Gallwitz) carries an inscription, "20.4.21 bei Weidner von Beckmann" (21 April 1921 at Weidner's, by Beckmann), which is not to be seen on the impression from the ordinary edition published by J.B. Neumann. This portrait forms a pair with one of Dr Weidner (Gallwitz 154). Sent M'Ahesa was a dancer; a portrait bust of her was made by Bernhard Hoetger (1874-1949) in 1917, based on the famous head of Queen Nefertiti in Berlin.
The pair stands at the beginning of a number of similar portrait lithographs made in the following two years.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984/5 Sep-Jan, BM, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', no. 151
1992 Mar-May, Manchester Art Gallery, 'The Expressionist Face...'
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