Adolph Menzel

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Adolph Menzel
1815-1905
Sketches of Carl Johann Arnold (1829-1916)
1847
Pencil on paper.
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (311 x 241 mm)
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in memory of Dorothy, Viscountess Weir.
2002.63
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Signed and dated, "AM./47".

Provenance: 
Arturo Cuéllar, Zurich; Charles Ryskamp, New York and Princeton; sale, New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2002, lot 220, repr. (b.i.).
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Carl Johann Arnold, son of Menzel's friends, was the artist's student in the late 1840s. Another drawing in the collection of Charles Ryskamp portrays a slightly older Arnold, while he appears in the present sheet to be about the same age as the artist's portrait of him asleep on a sofa, a drawing in the Thaw collection (EVT number 117).

Associated names: 

Cuéllar, Arturo, former owner.
Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.

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