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Inscription

signed and dated along left edt in black chalk: Ad. Menzel/2 Juli/1851; verso, Swiss customs stamp

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Provenance

John Postle Heseltine, London [b. 1843] (Lugt 1508); (his sale, London, 1912, no. 28). Paul Cassirer, Berlin. Julius Böhler, Lucerne. Alfred E. Stehli, Küsnacht-Zurich. Julius Böhler, Munich. Walter and Marianne Feilchenfeldt, Zurich, 1978; Adolf and Ursula Ratjen, Munich; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History

1955
Ausstellung Adolph von Menzel aus Anlass seines 50. Todestages, National-Galerie and Museum Dahlem, Berlin, 1955, no. 51.
1955
German Drawings, Masterpieces from Five Centuries. , NGA, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1955 - 1956, no. 144.
1956
Deutsche Zeichnungen 1400 - 1900, Staatliche Graphische Sammlungen Munich, Staatlichen Museen Berlin, Kunsthalle Hamburg. Munich, 1956, 60, no. 163, pl. 56.
1963
Adolph Menzel, Handzeichnungen, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1963, 58, no. 50.
1977
Handzeichnungen aus fünf Jahrhunderten, 1400-1900, und einige Bronzen und Terrakotten. Galerie Julius Böhler, Munich, Summer 1977, no. 33.
1982
Menzel der Beobachter, Hamburger Kunsthalle. Munich, 1982, 102, no. 53, reproduced on p. 103 and the cover.
1996
Adolph Menzel, 1815 - 1905: Between Romanticism and Impressionism, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, NGA, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1996 - 1997: 242, note 1, under no. 55 (entry by Andreas Heese). (German edition, Adolph Menzel, 1815-1905: Das Labyrinth der Wirklichkeit, 146, note 1, under no. 55.)
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 19, 34, 38, under no. 101, no. 102.

Bibliography

1912
Original Drawings, Chiefly of the German School, in the Collection of J. P. H.. Privately printed. London, 1912: no. 28.
1945
Hugelshofer, Walter. "Über Adolph Menzel," DU, Schweizerische Monatsschrift 6 (July 1945): 7 (reprod.).
1963
Moskowitz, Ira. Kindlers Meisterzeichnungen aller Epochen, Deutsche, flämische und holländische Zeichnungen. Zurich, 1963, no. 476.
1979
Keller, Horst. Deutsche Maler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Munich, 1979: 89, 132, pl. 130.
1984
Das grosse Lexikon der Graphik. Künstler, Techniken, Hinweise für Sammler. Braunschweig, 1984: 333 (reprod.).
1987
Bailey, Colin J. Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Catalogue of the Collection of Draawings. Volume V. German Nineteenth-Century Drawings. Oxford, 1987, 95, under no. 82.
1991
Hochhuth, Rolf. Menzel, Maler des Lichts. Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig, 1991: 80 (reprod.), 205.
1999
Zeichnungen aus fünf Jahrhunderten: Eine Stuttgarter Privatsammlung, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, 1999: 253, note 4, under no. 135.
2001
Lachenmann, David. "Wolfgang Ratjen as Collector." Master Drawings 39 (Summer 2001): 110, note 15, and front cover.
2010
Robison, Andrew. "German Drawings for the National Gallery of Art: The Wolfgang Ratjen Collection." NGA Bulletin, Spring 2010: 10-11, 12, 15, fig. 15.

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