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Inscription

by the artist on the architectural fragment at bottom left, in brown ink: ET IN ARCA/DIA EGO

Provenance

Hildegard Fritz-Denneville, London; (Katrin Bellinger, Munich) 1989. Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1991
Johann Georg Dillis: Landschaft und Menschenbild, Munich, Neue Pinakothek, Vienna, Albertina, 1991 - 1992: 82, no. 8.
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 19, 38, 137,138-139, 149, 150, 232, no. 43(entry by Hinrich Sieveking).
Bibliography
1997
Baumüller, Barbara. "Gartenbild und Baumporträt im Werk des Münchner Landschaftsmalers Johann Georg von Dillis (1759 - 1841)" Inszenierte Natur. Landschaftskunst im 19. und 20. Jahnhundert. Stuttgart, 1997: 42-43 (ill.), 50.
2005
Bellinger, Katrin. Master Drawings, 1985 - 2005. Munich, 2005: 124-125, no. 58.