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.)


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.

By descent in the family of the artist.


The Head of a Soldier


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