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Inscription

along lower right edge: Menzel 1872

Provenance

Private collection, England, from about 1930; Gabrielle Thyssen-Bornemisza [1915 or 1917-1999] and her husband, Baron Adolphe Bentinck van Schoonheten [1905-1970], Paris and London. Private collection, Germany, from about 1980; (Bernheimer Gallery, Munich); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1970
Die Sammlung Bentinck-Thyssen, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, 1970-1971, no. 34 (repr.)
2004
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004 - 2005.
Bibliography
1906
Tschudi, Hugo von. Adolph von Menzel. Munich, 1906: no. 598.
1990
Adolph von Menzel, 1815-1905: Master Drawings from East Berlin. Exh. cat. Frick Collection, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA, 1990 - 1991: under no. 68.
1996
Adolph von Menzel, 1815-1905: Between Romanticism and Impressionism. Exh. cat. Musée d'Orsay, Paris; NGA, Washington, D.C.; Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1996 - 1997: under no. 176 (as lost).
2010
Robison, Andrew. "German Drawings for the National Gallery of Art: The Wolfgang Ratjen Collection." NGA Bulletin, Spring 2010: 15, fig. 20.