Carl Philipp Fohr

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Carl Philipp Fohr
1795-1818
The Tower of Hohenbaden
1814-1815
Watercolor.
7 11/16 x 8 11/16 inches (195 x 221 mm); secondary support: 8 5/16 x 11 3/8 inches (211 x 289 mm); decorative frame: 16 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 7/8 inches
Thaw Collection.
2017.80

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Inscribed by the artist in pen and black ink at lower center of original green paper mount, "Die Trümmer eines Stammes der Zähringer ehemalige Wohnung"; numbered at upper right corner of original mount, "5"; printed label on reverse of original green paper mount, "Carl Philipp Fohr (1795-1818). Umstehendes Blatt ist eine Originalarbeit von Carl Philipp Fohr und zwar No. 5 aus dem badischen Skizzenbuch, gewidmet der Erbgrossherzogin Wilhelmine von Hessen. Dies wird hiermit bestätigt. München, den 1. Februar 1927. Die Direktion der Graphischen Sammlung", [signature of Otto Weigmann, surprinted with the institution's stamp].

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Grand Duchess Wilhelmina of Hesse; by descent to her grandson Prince Henry of Hesse; Princess Emily of Hesse; her sale, Munich, Ludwigsgalerie, 1927; sale, Munich, Hartnung & Hartnung, 13 November 1998, lot 4047, repr. in color on inside back cover; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 120, repr.
The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and Oil Sketches : Acquisitions since 1994. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 2002, no. 24.

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Wilhelmina, Grand Duchess of Hesse, former owner.
Henry, Prince of Hesse, former owner.
Emily, Princess of Hesse, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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