Max Silberberg lent in 1927 one of the paintings by Hans Purrmann he owned, for the Academic Exhibition in Dresden. In the catalogue the picture was recorded by the title “Interior”. Some source records demonstrate that it was supposed to be a depiction of an interior of a room or an atelier, with a woman looking out of the window. A painting with such a theme was also lent by Silberberg for the exhibitions in Kaiserslautern (1927) and in Nuremberg (1928).
A painting depicting an interior was among the artworks seized in Wrocław (Breslau) in 1939. In 1941 r. it was still in the Wrocław’s Upper Finance Ministry’s stock of artworks from the Jewish collections which were supposed to be utilized. Since then the trace of the painting has been missing.
The picture was never reproduced and still hasn’t been identified. It is unknown whether it survived the war or was destroyed.
Ausstellung der Akademie Dresden, Staatliche Gemäldegalerie Dresden, 1927, No. 174
- Dr. Hans-Joachim Hinz