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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Joseph Anton Koch, German (Obergibeln, Tyrol 1768 - 1839 Rome, Italy)
Umbrian Landscape
Work Type
19th century
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Physical Descriptions

Black, gray, and brown ink, and brown wash over graphite on cream wove paper
36.8 x 48.5 cm (14 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund, Louise Haskell Daly Fund and Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • "Die Graphische Sammlung Gustav Stein: Zu einigen deutschen Blättern", Festschrift für Gustav Stein, p. 130, pl. 3
  • Hilliard T. Goldfarb, "Defining 'Naive and Sentimental' Landscape: Schiller, Hackert, Koch, and the Romantic Experience", The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art (November 1982), LXIX, no. 9, pp. 282-296, p. 292, fig. 20
  • William W. Robinson, Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel in the Harvard University Art Museums, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), checklist no. 19, repr. (color)
  • Andrew Robison, "Later American Collectors of Later German Drawings", Master Drawings (Summer 2001), vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 169-190, fig. 11, p. 181
  • Andrew Robison, German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1580-1900, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, 2010), p. 10, fig. 6

Exhibition History

  • 19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981
  • From Mengs to Menzel: 19th-Century German Drawings, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 10/28/1981 - 12/22/1981
  • 19th-Century Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/01/1983 - 10/09/1983
  • The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986
  • Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel in the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/04/1998 - 06/28/1998
  • 32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2020 - 01/24/2022

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