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    Sale 1984

    19th Century European Art

    8 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    Adolf von Menzel (German, 1815-1905)

    Julius Krauskopf

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Adolf von Menzel (German, 1815-1905)
    Julius Krauskopf
    signed and inscribed 'Krauskopt. 79 J. alt.' (lower edge)
    pencil on paper
    8 x 5 in. (20.3 x 12.7 cm.)
    Executed circa 1866.


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    The sitter is Julius Krauskopf (1787-1869), an artist from Kassel, and was close a friend of Menzel. The present lot was presumably executed in 1866 during Menzel's stay in Kassel, and depicts Krauskopf at age seventy-nine, as noted in the inscription.

    We would like to thank Ms. Marie Ursula Riemann-Reyher for confirming the authenticity of the present lot.

    Provenance

    George Ettlinger, Twyford, Berkshire.
    Madeline Ettlinger, inherited from the above in 1993.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 June 2006, lot 2.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.