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Inscription

at upper right in graphite: Lancelloti/gelb blasse farbe/Schwarze Haare; verso in graphite: W253 1827-29/[partially erased]: Portr Massimi

Provenance

By descent to Anny von Rittinger, Innsbruck, granddaughter of the artist. Bernhard Funck [1895-1993], Munich; acquired 1974 by Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased by the NGA 2007.

Exhibition History
1981
I Nazareni a Roma, Gallerie nazionale d'Arte moderna, Rome, 1981: 410, no. XIII.
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 35, 37, no. 85, 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, b. 4..
1934
Gerstenberg, Kurt, and Paul Ortwin Rave. Die Wandgemälde der deutschen Romantiker im Cassino Massimo zu Rom. Berlin, 1934: 110, fig. 93; App. I, B II, c.5e.