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Standing nude in tub; whole-length female figure turned slightly to left, arms raised. 1914
Coloured chalks and charcoal, on cream paper
- Production date
Height: 674 millimetres
Width: 514 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Andrew Robison thinks that this drawing was formerly in the Story collection in Santa Barbara (July 2002)
Label text from 2010-11 Oct-April BM, Picasso to Julie Mehretu
In 1911 Kirchner moved to Berlin. The following years until 1915 were especially fruitful when the interplay between painting, drawing, pastel, woodcut, etching, lithography and sculpture resulted in a remarkable body of work. His 'primitivism' inspired by African, Pacific and Indian artefacts among others, was a way of creating what he saw as a new authenticity of response to the forms of contemporary life.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984, BM, Master Drawings & Watercolours, no. 196
1990 April-Aug, BM, Treasures of P&D (no cat.)
2010-11 Oct-April BM, Picasso to Julie Mehretu (no cat.)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
According to records dated 10.iii.1982 in the Department of Prints & Drawings, this work is listed as having been in the collections of Margaret Mallory and Ala Story, Santa Barbara and in a German Private Collection. It was apparently purchased by a German dealer at the Kornfeld auction in June 1981 for 80,500 Swiss Francs.
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