HENRYK BERLEWI 1894-1964
Warsaw 1894 – 1964 Paris (Polish/French)
Title: Naked Woman – Profile of Five Men
Technique: Original Signed and Inscribed Double-Sided Pencil and Ink Drawing on paper
Work size: 17.2 x 12.3 cm / 6.8 x 4.8 in
Additional Information: This is a double-sided drawing in pencil and ink on paper.
The “Naked Woman” is drawn in pencil and it is signed in pencil by the artist “H. Berlewi” in the lower right corner.
“Profile of Five Men” is drawn in ink and inscribed:
1 character silny i zly (= strong and angry character)
2 glupota i slaba wola i tchorzostwo (= stupidity and poor will and cowardice)
3 inteligencja wyrachowanie (= intelligence self-serving)
4 zwierzycosc grube obyczaje (= beastly coarse manners)
5 subtelnosc (= subtlety)
Provenance: Mandel Mann Collection, Paris.
Acquired directly from the artist in France.
Condition: Good condition. Light surface dirt and light foxing. Light discolouration of the paper. Small tears on the lower edge.