Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

The women’s dance


This print state was included in the deluxe edition of Gustav Schiefler’s first volume of prints by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in 1926 Dube R 289 V (of V); Gercken 1129 V B (of V B).Exhibitions:Graphik des deutschen Expressionismus, Künstlerhaus, Vienna et. al. 1984-89, cat. no.20 and 21, p. 233 and 234, with black and white ill. p. 141 and with col. illus. p. 150; The Expressionist Nude, Neue Galerie Museum, New York 2016.Provenance:collection of Dr. Wilhelm F. Arntz, Haag/Upper Bavaria; collection of/estate of Serge Sabarsky, New York, acquired from the aforementioned in 1984; collection of/Foundation Vally Sabarsky, New York.


Kirchner first began to approach this motif in 1915. The present print was created alongside the paintings “The Women’s Dance” (1915, Gordon 443) and “The Women’s Dance II” (1919/26, Gordon). Kirchner also made a wooden relief in 1919, which is now housed in the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin.

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