Pencil drawing, 17 x 15,5 cm, up. le. sign. W. Busch, on the reverse pencil drawing of a seated woman with arms stretched out, on the mount inscription 'Eigenthümer Prof. A. Nöldeke', matted a. framed under glass. - One of the most important humoristic German draughtsmen. B. studied in Düsseldorf, Antwerp a. Munich where he joined the artist's club 'Jung-München'. After working in Frankfurt for a short time he spent the rest of life in his Lower Saxony homeland since 1978, becoming a maverick. Towards the end of his artistic career he developed an abstract avantgardist style. His world famous picture stories like 'Max and Moritz' make him a pioneer of comic drawing. - Mus.: Hannover (Wilhelm-Busch-Mus.), Munich (Neue Pinakothek) a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, R. Hochhuth (ed.), W. B. - Sämtliche Werke u. eine Auswahl der Skizzen u. Gemälde (2 Bde., 1959) u.a.