Joseph Ritter von Führich

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Joseph Ritter von Führich
Title Page: The Lord's Prayer
9 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (247 x 213 mm)
Thaw Collection.

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One of nine preparatory drawings for a series of etchings for The Lord's Prayer (Des Gebeth des Herrn), executed by the artist himself, which were first published in Prague in 1826 with accompanying text by Anton Müller.
Titled: Das Gebeth des Hern.


In pencil, in top margin center, "0"; in center "Das Gebeth des Herrn"; below center in a plaquette, "OAMDG"; below plaquette, "Joseph Führich invenit. fecit." [fecit crossed out]; verso, upper center, "Nip2 [2 in superscript] fr [square] Grag 1826 Peter Bohman Erben/ omnia ad majorem D'ei gloriam / Alles zu gröβ__ Jar Gottes/ Infrascrip". [two lines of illegible or erased text] [sketch of a facing looking upward].

Hans Geller, Dresden(?); from whom acquired by a private collection, Berlin, around 1957; by descent in 1992; Kunsthandel Ralph R. Haugqitz, Berlin, in 2005; Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich; from whom purchased by Eugene V. Thaw; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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Geller, Hans, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.


Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 138, repr.
The Thaw collection of master drawings : acquisitions since 2002. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, no. 36.1, repr.
H. con Woerndle, Joseph Führichs Werks, Vienna, 1914, p. 34.
H. Geller, Das Gebeth des Herrn, Neun Bleistiftzeichnungen zum 'Vater unser.' Berlin, 1958 (facsimile)