Identification and Creation
Object Number
Johann Christian Klengel, German (Kesselsdorf, Germany 1751 - 1824 Dresden, Germany)
Baths of Trajan, Rome
Work Type
c. 1790-92
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and black chalk on cream antique laid paper
30 x 48.5 cm (11 13/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower right, copy pencil (now purple): Klengel [underlined] : Röm. Ruinen.
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, stamped, purple ink: Dr. / F.U.A. / Z. [Dr. Franz Ulrich Apelt, Zittau, not in Lugt]
  • inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: Klengel / Röm. Ruinen
  • watermark: center: J HONIG / & / ZOONEN
Dr. Franz Ulrich Apelt, Zittau, Germany ( ? – 1944), by descent; to his daughter Brigitte and her husband Nikolai Paschkow, Endigen, Germany (1944 - ?), sold; [to C.G. Boerner LLC, New York, NY, sold]; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.

Per Armin Kunz at C.G. Boerner LLC, Franz Ulrich Apelt (Zittau, Germany 1882-1944 Bauzen, Germany) bequeathed the drawing to his daughter Brigitte, married to Nikolai Paschkow in Endigen, Germany. C.G. Boerner LLC acquired the drawing from Mr. Paschkow which according to the dealer has been in Dr. Franz Ulrich Apelt's family since the 1930's.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund and Agnes Mongan Purchase Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Anke Fröhlich-Schauseil, "Glücklich gewählte Natur..." Der Dresdner Landschaftsmaler Johann Christian Klengel (1751-1824): Monographie und Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Radierungen und Lithographien, Georg Olms Verlag (Hildesheim, Germany, 2005), p. 24, no. Z 504 pp. 211-212, repr. p. 212, cited p. 372 under no. G 323

An Album of Landscapes: German Drawings, Watercolors, and Oil Sketches, 1784-1868, auct. cat., C.G. Boerner, LLC (NY) (Düsseldorf, Germany and New York, NY, 2011), no. 8, pp. 16-17, repr. p. 17

Exhibition History

Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/19/2012 - 09/29/2012

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