Heinrich Georg von Berens

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Heinrich Georg von Berens
active approximately 1800
Seven views of Troiza and Bithania
Pen and black ink and watercolor, over preliminary drawing in graphite on paper.
Drawings: various dimensions; smallest, 3 1/4 x 7 3/16 inches (983 x 182 mm); largest, 7 x 9 1/2 inches (178 x 242 mm.); sheet: 11 5/16 x 18 1/16 inches (288 x 460 mm); binding: 11 13/16 x 18 5/16 inches (300 x 467 mm)
Gift of Paul Mellon.

Watermark: double-headed eagle.
See also: 1978.51:8-15.


Inscribed on title-page, "ANSICHTEN / von TROIZA und BITHANIA / Abbildungen einiger Beylage zu den / Errinerungen einer gesellschaftlichen Reise nach dem Kloster TROIZA. / Unsrer theruen freundin / ANNA AMALIA v. BERENS / im Nahmen der Zweyten Reisegesellschaft / gewidmet"; inscribed in graphite below each line, on titlepage, "Views / of and / including / views of some travel scenery / as an addition to the / memoirs of a in a company travel to the monastery of / our own dear friend / in the name of the second travel company / dedicated".
Each subject is identified by inscription in pen and black ink on album leaf.

From the collection of Paul Mellon.
Associated names: 

Mellon, Paul, former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 26.