Caspar David Friedrich

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Caspar David Friedrich
1774-1840
The Jakobikirche in Greifswald as a Ruin
ca. 1817
Pen and black ink, graphite, and brown wash.
10 1/4 x 7 11/16 inches (260 x 195 mm); in decorative frame: 21 x 17 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches
Thaw Collection.
1996.149

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Inscribed on verso at lower left in graphite, "5"; at upper left, "[illegible] 4".

Provenance: 
August Grahl, Dresden (1791-1886; Lugt 1199) (?); Prof. Paul Arndt, Munich; his sale, Leipzig, C.G. Boerner, 16 May 1934, lot 74; private collection, Wittingshausen; sale, Munich, Karl & Faber, 28 Nov. 1979, lot 35; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 134, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw. Part II. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1985, no. 31, repr.

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Grahl, August, 1791-1868, former owner.
Arndt, Paul, 1870-1942, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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