gouache, watercolour and pencil on wove paper
61 x 48,2 cm (24 x 19 in.)
signed and dated lower right verso titled, dated and with dedication 'Mädchen mit Rose am 22.2.23 Quersumme 11 dem Mutzlein!'
Dix said once that he never thought he could change people with his art. But with his drawings, paintings and graphics, which always depict the truth, he incurred the hate and diffamation of the National Socialists, who deposed him from his chair as one of the first professors and banned him from exhibiting. The truth was also his aim in dealing with the fringe groups of post-war society, like the disabled and the prostitutes. Even before the Nazi reign, this relentless drive for truth evoked the disapproval and protest of his contemporaries.