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Reclining soldier, circa 1916
Mounted (ref: 8405)
Pen and ink
8 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (20.5 x 33.5 cm.)
See all works by Karl Hagedorn ink pen and ink men reading war
Provenance: The Hagedorn Family Trust, inventory number 130
Exhibited: Manchester's First Modernist, Karl Hagedorn, (1889-1969), Whitworth Art Gallery, September - November 1994, no. 52 (titled Piazza with Church and people).
Literature: Cork, Richard, Smith, Alistair, Manchester's First Modernist, Karl Hagedorn, (1889-1969), Whitworth Art Gallery, September - November 1994, p. 20 & 64
The war, as for many, was to be an interruption for Hagedorn. For the first year or so, he was able to carry on working in a normal way and exhibited work both in Paris and in London. Being German, he clearly did not rush to volunteer; instead he became a naturalised Briton, and subsequently married Nelly Stiebel in 1915. As late as March 19I6, he was still exhibiting at the Allied Artists' Association in London......A handful of works are traceable from Hagedorn's war years, and a few in the immediate post-war era. The opportunity to paint could not have presented itself too often and materials were scarce – the paper on which he drew one of his war-time companions is of very poor quality.
Alistair Smith, Manchester's First Modernist, Karl Hagedorn, (1889-1969), p 20