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Inscription

verso in graphite: Portr Massimi...(XVIII 34)

Provenance

By descent to Anny von Rittinger, Innsbruck, granddaughter of the artist. (sale, C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, 28 April 1939, no. 72, repro.). Bernhard Funck, Munich. Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased by the NGA 2007.

Exhibition History
1981
I Nazareni a Roma, Gallerie nazionale d'Arte moderna, Rome, 1981: 410, no. XII.
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 35, 37, no. 84, under nos. 60 and 91.
Bibliography
1914
Wörndle, Heinrich von. Josef Fürhrich's Werke nebst dokumentarischen Beiträgen und Bibliographie. Vienna, 1914: 47, under no. 253/4.
1934
Gerstenberg, Kurt, and Paul Ortwin Rave. Die Wandgemälde der deutschen Romantiker im Cassino Massimo zu Rom. Berlin, 1934: 113, fig. 96; App. I, B II, c.5f.