Adolph Menzel

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Adolph Menzel
1815-1905
Figure of a Man Unbinding His Sash
Black chalk, stumped, heightened with white, on brown wove paper.
11 1/2 x 8 5/16 inches (292 x 219 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
1996.155
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Inscribed at upper right in pencil, "X" [underlined].

Provenance: 
Formerly in the Königliche National-Galerie, Berlin; K.H. Schonfeld; acquired from Artemis Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
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This drawing is a study for the woodcut, dated 1851, depicting the Prussian general Hans Karl von Winterfeldt from the series of three-quarter-length portraits of Frederick the Great and his Paladins published under the title "Aus Kn̲ig Friedrichs Zeit. Kriegs- und Friedenhelden gezeichnet von Adolph Menzel. In Holz geschnitten von Eduard Kretzschmar", Berlin, 1856.

Associated names: 

Schönfeld, K. H., former owner.

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