Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

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Ernst Ferdinand Oehme
1797-1855
View in the Alps
Watercolor, opaque watercolor, and pen and black ink, over traces of graphite, on wove paper.
9 5/16 x 13 1/8 inches (236 x 334 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Catherine Mellon Conover.
1986.14

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Inscribed at lower center in light brown ink, [illegible]; at lower right, "...g(?)au" and "Schutzengelhorner(?)"; on verso, at lower center in graphite, by a later hand, "1825 auf der Rieise nach Italien gez"; at upper center, "Ernst Oehme".

Provenance: 
Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich.
Bibliography: 

Christian Dittrich, Vermiβte Zeichnungen des kupferstich-kabinettes Dresden, Dresden, 1987, no. 888, repr. (incorrectly listed as one of the missing Dresden drawings).
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 365.

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Watermark: J WHATMAN // TURKEY MILL // 181(?).
One of several watercolors of alpine views executed by the artist upon his return from Italy in 1825.

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Conover, Catherine Mellon, Mrs., donor.

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