Wednesday, November 22, 2000; updated Friday, May 27, 2005
from the estate of Lotte Bechstein
Hitler: View of Laon, France, 1919
sold to MH)
This Hitler "Presentation Watercolor", signed "A. Hitler, '19", shows a French city surrounded by a medieval wall with a large crater in front of the wall. It is the most significant of the Hitler watercolors as it may be his last watercolor and it carries on the verso his personal inscription to Lotte Bechstein, "Meiner lieben Löttl," signed "Dein Wolf." (Click on the image to see the back).