Sleeping Woman (after Max Liebermann)

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Sleeping Woman (After Liebermann) by Hakan Unlu, Pastel on Paper

This is a reproduction of Max Liebermann‘s Sleeping Woman. I painted it using pastels. The original is an oil painting on board.

This painting was lost during the World War II. It was last seen in 1960 and since then it has been lost again. It is a simple but beautiful painting.

In 2015, after watching “The Monuments Men” I read “Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis”  and found the actual Monument’s Men Website. They list the artwork that was lost in WWII which have not yet been recovered. While browsing that page, this picture caught my attention and one evening I painted a copy of it.

This is not a well-known painting. The only picture of it on the internet is actually the picture on the Monument Men’s website where it says the painting was in the private collection of Martha and Max Liebermann before it has disappeared.

As the picture was last seen in 1960, I believe it is not destroyed and will be recovered someday. Until that day, probably this will probably be the only reproduction of this painting as I could not find any other trace of this picture on the internet.