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Inscription

signed and dated in gray ink, below larger study: FO [in monogram] /den 31te Januar 1817.; and under the smaller study in pen and black ink: den 8te Februar.; verso, at bottom right in modern graphite: 74

Provenance

Josef Schmidl [1852-1916] and his wife Maria [1858-1934], granddaughter of Friedrich Olivier; by descent to their daughter, Marianne Schmidl [1890-1942];[1] (sale, C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, 28 April 1939, no. 15, pl. V). Carl Heumann [1886-1945], Chemnitz (Lugt 2841a). Helmut Domitzlaff, Munich. (Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich), in 1996. Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.[2]

Exhibition History
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 29, 37, no. 55, under nos. 46/47, 54, 58, and 91.
Bibliography
1938
Grothe, Ludwig. Die BrĂ¼der Olivier und die deutsche Romantik. Berlin, 1938: 147, 390 (reprod. 152, fig. 86).

1942
Schneider, Arthur von. Deutsche Romantiker-Zeichnungen. Munich, 1942: xi, no. 16 (reprod).