Inscription

signed at upper left in black ink: Ad. Menzel.; many graphite inscriptions throughout the page, starting by the button drawn below the signature (vertically): 1"; below that and to the right (vertically, between two buttons): 6"; at upper center above the detail of a buttonhole: 3 3/4", and to the right: 4 solche auf jeder/Seite; farther to the right (vertically, by collar detail): hinten 4' 1/2"; at left center (vertically): Aermel 25" lang; at center (vertically): 3' 7 3/4"; along right margin (vertically)Reitschliz 16 1/2"; at lower left: Kragen; and below that: 20"; under that and across the bottom: Gen: Moltke's Gummi-Mantel aus d. Kriege in/Frankreich 1870-71.(Civil-Mantel, von seinem Adjutanten für ihn gekauft in/St. Avold.)

Provenance

(Galerie Thannhauser, Berlin). (Galerie Caspari, Munich). (sale, Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, 3 December 1993, no. 5944). David Lachenmann, Munich. Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1896
Menzel-Ausstellung: veranstaltet vom Kunstverein und der Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 1896, no. 154.
1928
Adolph von Menzel, 1815-1805. Ausstellung von Gemälden, Gouachen, Pastellen, Zeichnungen. Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 1928, 22, no. 133.
1932
Adolph von Menzel 1815-1905: Ölgemälde, Gouachen, Pastelle, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen. Galerie Caspari München. Munich, 1932, no. 15.
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010, no. 107.