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Hannah HÖCH

Germany 1889 – 1978

Liebe [Love] 1931
Collection Title: the series "Liebe" [Love]
Materials & Technique: drawings, Collage Support: Card
Impression: unique

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right ink 'H.H. / 31' signed on mount, lower right corner, in black ink ‘Hannah Höch’
Secondary Insc: titled on mount, lower left corner, in black ink 'Aus der sammlung 'Liebe'
Tertiary Insc: verso: stamped on mount, lower right, in purple ink ‘h.z.A. (abbreviation for Hauptzollamt [Central Customs Office]; Berlin Packhof Büro [Bureau] (this refers to the Neue Packhof which replaced the Alte Packhof in 1749 and was demolished in 1938 for the galleries which exist on the Museum Island); Abt. Nr. 2 Niederlage [no 2 storage section] [circular stamp with eagle and swastika]. stamped on mount, centre, in blue ink ‘vordemberge-gildewart’ inscribed on mount, centre, in black ink ‘Collector’ and ‘Amsterdam’ stamped on mount, centre, in black ink ‘MONSTERZEGEL’ [propriety stamp] ‘No.2 AMSTERDAM’ [circular stamp with crown and shield] inscribed on mount, lower right, in pencil ‘Vordemberge-Gildewart’; ‘47.1457’ & ‘36.2112’ [crossed out]; stamped on mount, upper right, in purple ink ‘OB / 69’; inscribed on mount, upper right, in red pencil ‘18’ (encircled); inscribed on mount, lower left, in pencil ‘34 x 49.5’ upper right centre in red pencil ‘7’ [illeg.]
Dimensions: image 21.8 h x 21.0 w cm mount 34.4 h x 49.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.15
Subject: Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Hannah Höch/VG Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy