Matthäus Günther

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Matthäus Günther
1705-1788
St. Albinus Ransoming Captives
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, with white opaque watercolor, over graphite on paper; squared for transfer in graphite, in the interstices between design area and edge of sheet brushed with opaque purple.
11 5/16 x 18 5/16 inches
Gift of Otto Manley.
1985.76

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Inscribed on verso at upper right in graphite, "U"; at right, "Ulrich"; at lower left, ...(erased). Numbered at lower center in green pencil, "59".
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Edmund Schilling, London; private collection, New York.
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Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 346.

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Watermark: none.
Study for the fresco of 1736 in the aisle of the collegiate church of Neustift near Brixen (Bressanone), South Tirol (fresco reproduced in Hermann Gundersheimer, "Matthäus Günther", Augsburg, 1930, pl. 20).

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