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Inscription

verso: light graphite sketch of a coastal scene with trees, cowherd, and a castle on a promontory; inscribed at top right in modern purple pencil: W860/20; at bottom right in modern graphite, six lines erased and now illegible, followed by: RA/Martin von Rohden/615

Provenance

Carl Heumann [1886-1945], Chiemnitz. Helmut Domizlaff [1902-1983], Munich. (Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich); sold 1997 as "near Reinhart" Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1950
Deutsche Romantiker in Italien, St├Ądtische Galerie, Munich, 1950, no. 360, reprod. (as Martin von Rohden).
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010: 36, 37, 192-195, no. 67 (entry by Andrew Robison), under nos. 41, 65, and 94.
Bibliography
1965
Pinnau, Ruth Irmgard. Johann Martin von Rohden, 1778-1868, Leben und Werk. Bielefeld, 1965: 173, no. Z 88.
2000
Johann Martin von Rohden 1778-1868. Edited by Marianne Heinz. Exh. cat. Staatliche Museen Kassel, Neue Galerie, and Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal. Kassel, 2000: 209.
2010
Robison, Andrew. "German Drawings for the National Gallery of Art: The Wolfgang Ratjen Collection." NGA Bulletin, Spring 2010: 10, 11, fig. 13.