ON RECTO. Signed in black paint, bottom left corner: MOSET [the "S" is painted in reverse] + ON VERSO. Inscribed in black marker, center top: SELF PORTRAIT + Lumber stamps appear, bottom center to bottom right + Inscribed in black ink on white label, top center: I66
81.3 cm x 40.6 cm x 0.64 cm (32 in. x 16 in. x 1/4 in.)
Signed in pencil, l.r.: F DOsamantes Inscribed in pencil along lower margin: PARA EL MATRIMONIO DR. Y SRA: HARTSHOOK./CORDIALMENTE. DOsomantes Dated and inscribed in pencil along bottom border: Fco Dosamantes: autorretrato. Lineoleo 1948 Inscribed l.l. corner of mounting: 24 Suplemento 4 julio/Pag. 1a
Print featuring the head of a Caucasian man with short dark hair. Text written along a diagonal in lower right.
Nikolai Zeretelli (also Tseretelli) was a Georgian actor who toured Europe with numerous modernist theatre productions in the twenties. Judging from the sly, sideways glance and the warm, wry smile that Max Beckmann gives the actor in this portrait, the artist must have found Zeretelli an intriguing character.
This lithograph shows Beckmann at the peak of his printmaking skills. Of the 374 prints that he created throughout his life, one third come from the brief period between 1922 and 1923. Always concerned with the representation of volume and mass in space, he achieves the desired effect here with delicate shading and a few fine lines that reveal his mastery of lithography.
A man and woman under a tree while the woman plays a type of zither. Nearby are trees in bloom with pink flowers. Writing is located in the upper left corner of the painting.
Portrait of artist's elder son Cheng-yang and daughter-in-law Shirley to celebrate their twentieth anniversary of marriage. In the painting, Shirley is playing a kind of zither and her husband standing beside in a caring and appreciative manner.