Erich Wolfsfeld (Krojanke 1884 - London 1956)

The Head of a Soldier Sold

Pen, brush and brown ink and brown wash.
Signed Erich Wolfsfeld at the lower left.
373 x 266 mm. (14 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.)

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The present sheet was drawn during the First World War, when Wolfsfeld served in the German army as an officer and a trainer of military police dogs. The artist was able to work during his army service, and produced a number of drawings and sketches of military subjects, including several studies of wounded soldiers. These were usually drawn in a combination of pencil, chalk, brown ink and brown or grey wash, and the artist sometimes even used boot polish, which may be the case with the present sheet.

A related drawing of the same soldier seen from the front, of identical technique and dimensions, was exhibited in London in 1986.

Provenance:
By descent in the family of the artist.

Erich WOLFSFELD

The Head of a Soldier

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