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Inscription

by the artist, lower left in brown ink: Rom / Sonntags den 27sten Februar 1820. / Prdgt. EIW NAM EID LEBIB. / UZ NESEL EBAH. / TXET. Vom Cananäischen Weibe. / Ein Stück des Collisseums. (Rome, Sunday the 27th February. The text read out of the Bible was the Canaanite Woman. A piece of the Colosseum.) by the artist, lower left in graphite: Sonntag den 27 Prgt (remainder undeciphered); by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: Fol. VICX (?)

Provenance

Private collection, Germany; Berlin art market; (sale, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 20 May 1995, no. 1235, pl. XXXIX); (C.G. Boerner Inc., New York); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Bibliography
1996
C.G. Boerner Inc. Neue Lagerliste. New York, 1996: no. 32.
1999
C.G. Boerner Inc. Neue Lagerliste 111. New York, 1999: no. 15.