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Inscription

across bottom in plate: J. C. Erhard, geb: in Nürnberg d. 21 Februar 1795, gestorben zu Rom, am 18 Jan: 1822. / geätzt, von seinem Freunde J. A Klein, 1822, als Titelvignette zu dessen Nachlass. (J. C. Erhard, born in Nuremberg the 21 February 1795, died in Rome on the 18 January 1822 / etched by his friend J. A. Klein, 1822, as title illustration for this edition of his works); by later hand, upper right in graphite: 1822; by later hand, lower left in graphite: Jahn 255 II (remainder undeciphered); by later hand, center verso in graphite: J. 255 I / Aetz. oder unvollendetes Drück (proof or unfinished)

Provenance

(Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich); purchased 1999 by NGA.

Bibliography
1863
Jahn, C. Das Werk von Johann Adam Klein Maler und Kupferätzer zu München. Munich: Verlag der Montmorrilon'schen Kunsthandlung, 1863.