Joseph Anton Koch
Sketchbook with Landscapes and Studies of Plants, Figures, and Nudes
Graphite on paper throughout, except for three plant studies in pen and black ink on fol. 3.
leaves: 7 1/4 x 9 7/16 inches (183 x 240 mm); binding: 7 7/16 x 9 5/8 inches (189 x 245 mm)
Purchased on the Herzog Fund and the Fellows Fund, with the special assistance of Mrs. James H. Ripley.
Several pages inscribed with locations or color notes.
Commendatore Ottaviano Koch, Rome, 1940; private collection; Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich.
J.A. Koch used this sketchbook ca. 1818-30. Some nude studies probably by Augusto Koch (1818-1878), son of Joseph Anton. Contains ninety-nine leaves, nine of them blank.