Johan Jakob Biedermann

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Johan Jakob Biedermann
Sketch of Clock Face with Roman Numerals IX to XII
Vienna, ca. 1780
Graphite and pen and ink on paper.
9 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches (235 x 175 mm), approx.
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.

The typed label on the cover of the sketchbook from which these drawings came states: "These drawings by Johann Biedermann are part of a broken up sketch-book which belonged to his son, Biedermann, Jr., whose writing and the date 1830 is on the back of some of them. The drawings were made in Vienna, around 1780; see some dated and signed drawings by this designer in the portfolios among the mounted drawings. All of them came from the Mayr-Fajt Collection in Eisenstadt, Austria."


At center, in brown ink: " Biedermann [?] 22 October /830"; in graphite:"[?] April 1783 N3"; at bottom in graphite: "backing of (two?the?) landscape-scenery designs by J. Biedermann."

Johan Jakob Biedermannn, Jr.; Mayr-Fajt Collection; Donald M. Oenslager.
Associated names: 

Biedermann, Johan Jakob, Jr., former owner.
Mayr, Michael, 1796-1870, former owner.
Fájt, Marianne, -approximately 1955, former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, Mrs., donor.