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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.90
People
Adolph Menzel, German (Breslau, Prussia [now Wroclav, Poland] 1815 - 1905 Berlin, Germany)
Title
Before Confession
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1875
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298151
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gouache on cream wove paper adhered to cream card
Dimensions
22.9 x 16 cm (9 x 6 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Frau Schwabe, Berlin, by 1890; B. Lippert, Magdeburg, by 1906; Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin; acquired from them through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop (DM 10,600); 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
1943.90
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Max Jordan and Robert Dohme, Das Werk Adolph Menzels: Vom Künstler autorisierte Ausgabe (3 vols.), Verlagsanstalt für Kunst und Wissenschaft (Munich, 1890), pl. 83

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. 611

Jens Christian Jensen, Adolph Menzel, Realist, Historist, Maler des Hofes, exh. cat., Kunsthalle zu Kiel (Schweinfurt, Germany, 1981), pg. 146

Annette Schlagenhauff, Adolph Menzel: Works in Harvard Collections, Busch-Reisinger Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1991), pp. 12-13

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. 135, repr. (color)

Exhibition History

Eröffungs-Ausstellung unseres neuen Berliner Hauses, Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 01/01/1927 - 12/31/1927

Adolph von Menzel, 1815-1905, Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 04/01/1928 - 04/30/1928

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

From the Realists to the Expressionists: Works on Paper by Central European Artists from 1870 to 1918, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/14/1983 - 04/29/1983

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

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