Original drawing, old gouache and watercolor on paper. Theater Masks Musician Banjo Curtain. 20th century, 1930s, dated 1937. 41.4 x 33.9 cm.
The drawing is signed at the bottom left. In fair condition, signs of use, small rust marks, damaged left edge, traces of old humidity, tears and missing parts (see photos).
Born in Berlin in 1899, Heinz / Heinrich Greiffenhagen, known as Henri Hague, was a painter. He traveled to France in the 1930s and created works depicting Parisian life and the carefree spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Mingling with artists associated with the School of Paris, he made a name for himself in the artistic Montparnasse of the 1930s.In 1937, he traveled to London and was noticed by Albert Berthel, who ran the Belgrave Gallery. He passed away in 1944. A tribute exhibition titled "A Glimpse in Time, drawings and paintings by Henri Hague" was presented at the Center for Art and Photography at Celebration Company in Houston in March 2019.