I had decided to only put 200 lots in on this inaugural auction. I could put a thousand lots in with all my inventory, believe me, but you have to stop somewhere.
On a whim, I sent this picture to four art dealer friends and an auction house to see if anybody recognized the signature.
Three did immediately. Steve Stoops was first.
It is the work of Peterpaul Ott (1895-1982.)
You can see a bio for Ott on Spencer Helfen's excellent website. And this from Artprice.