Austrian School

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Austrian School
18th century
Triumph of Virtue and Time over Discord
Pen and black ink and blue-gray wash, over black chalk, on paper.
6 9/16 x 8 7/16 inches (167 x 215 mm)
Bequest of Mrs. Ernest Ash.
1981.33

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Inscribed on verso, at lower left, in graphite, "13".

Provenance: 
Dr. Curt Glaser, former Director of the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; his widow, Maria Milch Glaser, later Mrs. Ernest Ash, New York.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 233.

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Watermark: none.
Presumably a preparatory study for a ceiling painting, ca. 1700.

Associated names: 

Steidl, Melchior, 1657-1727, Formerly attributed to.
Glaser, Curt, 1879-1943, former owner.
Ash, Ernest, Mrs., former owner.

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