Georg Friedrich Kersting

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Georg Friedrich Kersting
1785-1847
Sketchbook with Studies of Children Playing, Women Performing Domestic Tasks, Various Heads, Etc.
Graphite on paper; three leaves with some red and black chalk.
Leaves: 8 3/16 x 5 1/8 inches (208 x 130 mm)
Purchased on the Edwin H. Herzog Fund.
1985.48
Inscription: 

Numbered by a later hand in graphite, "11" through "145". Inscribed on 145v in graphite, "Skezzenbuch von Kersting".

Provenance: 
Paul Bergfred, Dresden; C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf.
Bibliography: 

Georg Friedrich Kersting, 1785 Güstrow-Meissen 1847: Zeichnungen aus Skizzenbüchern, C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, 1985, some leaves repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 353-354.

Notes: 

Twenty-seven full-page sketches; some leaves missing.
Leaves loose, with remains of original sketching.
Watermark: letters AF and CF.

Associated names: 

Bergfred, Paul, former owner.

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