Group of Divers, 1926

Willi Baumeister

1889 - Stuttgart - 1955

Group of Divers, 1926

Watercolor and gouache over black chalk
19,3 x 13,6 cm
Signed and dated lower right: "Baumeister 26"

Compare with a drawing in charcoal of the same subject (Ponert, 1988, no. 285). Our drawing is closely related to the painting The Diver (also known as The Swimmer), dated 1925 (Beye/Baumeister, 2002, no. 420).

Confirmed by the Willi Baumeister Archive, Stuttgart, dated November 14, 2013. The work will be included in the forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné of the drawings, currently in preparation.

E. Weyhe Gallery, New York
Hauswedell und Nolte, auction no. 300, Moderne Art, June 10/11, 1993, cat. no. 52, plate 43
Private collection, Southern Germany