Philipp Hackert

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Philipp Hackert
1737-1807
Study of a Tree
1790s
Pen and brown ink over graphite.
28 3/4 x 21 inches (730 x 533 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2017.119
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Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by a crown, over letter "W",(Strasbourg lily), (similar to Heawood 1857: London 1789).
Watermark: Countermark: J.WHATMAN.

Provenance: 
Estate of the artist; probably the artist's brother-in-law Friedrich Christian Behrendt, Berlin; possibly Princess Caroline Louise von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1786-1816); probably by descent to her daughter, Helene von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchesse d'Orleans (1814-1858); be descent to Henri, Prince d'Orleans (1908-1999); his sale, Hotel Drouout (Nicolay and Delorme & Fraysse), Paris, 30 October 2000, lot 15; Hilmar M. Klemke, Dusseldorf; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 193, repr.
The Thaw collection of master drawings : acquisitions since 2002. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, no. 25, repr.

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

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