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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.288
People
Adolph Menzel, German (Breslau, Prussia [now Wroclav, Poland] 1815 - 1905 Berlin, Germany)
Title
The Statue
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1852
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298132
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, white watercolor, and white gouache on gray wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 28.2 x 22.2 cm (11 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, right: A.M. 7te Febr. 1852
Provenance
Theodore Fontane, Berlin, 1906; Leo Lewin, Breslau; his sale, Paul Cassirer, Berlin, April 12, 1928, no. 123; Galerie Caspari, Munich; acquired from them through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, November 1927; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.288
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Dr. E. Schwedeler-Meyer and Dr. J. Kern, Adolph von Menzel. Abbildungen seiner Gemaelde und Studien, ed. Dr. Hugo von Tschudi, Verlaganstalt F. Bruckmann A.-G. (Munich, Germany, 1906), no. 311

Annette Schlagenhauff, Adolph Menzel: Works in Harvard Collections, Busch-Reisinger Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1991), pp. 8-9

Gisold Lammel, Adolf Menzel und seine Kreise, Verlag der Kunst (Dresden, 1993), pg. 74

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. 22, repr. (color)

Claude Keisch, Peter-Klaus Schuster, and Moritz Wullen, Fontane und die bildende Kunst, exh. cat., Henschel Verlag and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie (Berlin, 1998), pg. 153

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 134, repr. (color)

Adolph Menzel und Johann Gottfried Schadow, Schadow Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. (Berlin, 2011), repr. on cover

Klaus-Peter Möller, Mit Zopf und Knebelbart. Adolph Menzels Albumblatt für Theodor Fontanes Tunnel-Album, Fontane Blätter, Theodor-Fontane-Archiv / Theodor Fontane Gesellschaft (Potsdam, 2016), 102, pp. 132-156, pp. 132-156, repr. p. 133

Exhibition History

Ausstellung von Werken Adolph Menzel, Königliche Nationalgalerie, 01/01/1905 - 12/31/1905

19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981

German Art of the Latter 19th Century, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/08/1982 - 12/31/1982

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

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu