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Inscription

verso, in brown ink in another hand: Peter v. Cornelius

Provenance

Else Sohn-Rethel, Dusseldorf. Alice Haniel, née Bloem; Angelika von Lüttichau-Haniel, Bad Godesberg. (sale, Karl & Faber, Munich, 28 November 1979, no. 9, as Peter von Cornelius). Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1926
Overbeck und sein Kreis, Lübeck, 1926, no. 9 (as Peter von Cornelis).
1981
I Nazareni a Roma, Galleria dell'arte moderna, Rome, 1981, no. 13.
1994
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Zeichnungen, Landesmuseum Mainz, Palais Preysing, Munich, 1994 - 1995, no. 23.
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 20, 166-167, no. 56, under no. 82.
Bibliography
1925
Simon, Karl. Das Frühzeit des Peter von Cornelius. Düsseldorf, 1925: 15, no. 169, reprod. p. 6 (as Peter von Cornelius).
1928
Heise, Carl Georg. Overbeck und sein Kreis. Munich, 1928: no. 42 (as Peter von Cornelis) (commemorative catalogue of 1926 exhibition).
2003
Brunner, Anette. Das bedeutende Auge. Aspekte der Augen- und Blickdarstellung im Bildnis der Goethezeit. Munster, 2003: 100, 222, pl. 14, no. 49, pl. 14.