Carl Gustav Carus

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Carl Gustav Carus
1789-1869
A Fountain in Moonlight
1854-1857
Charcoal with white opaque watercolor on blue paper.
17 15/16 x 11 3/16 inches (457 x 285 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2017.24
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Signed and inscribed, on the mount beneath the drawing, in brown ink, "Dresden d. 16/11 57; Zu freundlichem Andeuken / CG Carus"; below this, in brown ink, "Carl Gustav Carus".

Provenance: 
Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Weimar; Princess Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein (1819-1887), Weimar; Dr. H. Burg, Cologne; Darl Heumann (1886-1945), Chemnitz (lugt 555/b and 2841/a), purchased on 27 October 1926; by descent; Heumann sale, Galerie Kornfeld, Berne, 17 June 2004, lot 5, repr.; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 36, repr.
The Thaw collection of master drawings : acquisitions since 2002. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, no. 33, repr.

Associated names: 

Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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