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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 76

    Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)

    Portraits of two slaves, Brazil

    Price Realised  

    Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)
    Portraits of two slaves, Brazil
    the female subject indistinctly inscribed 'Ma...'[?] (upper right), with inventory numbers '18/81' and '18/91' on the mount
    pencil on paper
    each 5¼ x 3¾in. (13.5 x 9.5cm.)
    in common mount


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    Both portaits, neither of which relate to any of the individual portraits in Rugendas' Voyage, are unpublished Brazilian drawings by Rugendas.

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    Provenance

    Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, by whom de-accessioned in the sale of 600 Rugendas drawings to J. Walsh Rodrigues in 1928.
    Henrique Armbrust, Sao Paulo, until 12 December 1933.
    with Findeisen, Sao Paulo, 1933 (receipt pasted on the backing board).