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Inscription

at bottom center in brown ink: Jos. Leitkrath, and right center in brown ink: Abschied des Heiligen von seinen betrübten Schühlern zu Antiochia [departure of the saint from his sorrowing pupils in Antioch]; at bottom left in pen and black ink, a drawn scale; verso, at bottom right in graphite: G 1709/3430 (the latter crossed out)

Provenance

Siegfried Laemmle [1863-1953]. (sale, Weinmüller, Munich, 9-10 March, 1939, no. 726, as Leitkrath); Bernhard Funck, [1895-1993] Munich (not in Lugt), until 1977; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010, 35, no. 33.
Bibliography
1987
Hamacher, Bärbel. Entwurf und Ausführung in der süddeutschen Freskomalerei des 18. Jahrhunderts. Munich, 1987: 135-136, no. 168, fig. 76 (as Joseph Leitkrath).