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Inscription

dated at lower left in pastel: 14. Octob:/1848

Provenance

Julius Aufseesser, Berlin, 1905. [1] H. Alagheband, Munich. Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 19, 34, 38, no. 101, under no. 102.
Bibliography
1905
Tschudi, Hugo von. Adolph von Menzel: Abbildungen seiner Gemälde und Studien.... Munich, 1905: 168, no. 209.
1915
Wolf, Georg Jacob. Adolf von Menzel, der Maler dutschen Wesens. Munich, 1915: pl. 92.
1995
"Sehnsucht zur Kindheit" Kinderdarstellungen in der Romantik und ihre Vorläufer. Galerie Arnoldi-Livie. Munich, 1995: 68-69, no. 48 (reprod.).
2010
Robison, Andrew. "German Drawings for the National Gallery of Art: The Wolfgang Ratjen Collection." NGA Bulletin, Spring 2010: 14, 15, fig. 19.