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Attributed to Christoph Schwarz (Munich circa 1545-1592)
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Attributed to Christoph Schwarz (Munich circa 1545-1592)

The Raising of Lazarus

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Attributed to Christoph Schwarz (Munich circa 1545-1592)
The Raising of Lazarus
numbered '24' and with inscriptions 'B' and 'Marto Wi...' (verso)
red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark serpent (twice), on two joined sheets
16¼ x 42 in. (412 x 1065 mm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 1 December 1986, lot 9 (as Matthias Kager).
L. Houthakker, his mark (not in Lugt).
with Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, London, 1993, no. 17 (as Matthias Kager).
Literature
P. Fuhring, Design into Art: drawings for architecture and ornament, the Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, I, London, 1989, p. 243, no. 275 (as Matthias Kager).
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Lot Essay

A study for a tomb dated 1598 in the Church of S. Anne, Augsburg. Christoph Schwarz was a pupil of Hans Bocksberger II in Munich and then Titian in Venice. On his return to Munich he was appointed court painter, a post which he held until his death. He was responsible for decorating several public buildings in Munich and several of his works were engraved by Jan Sadeler.
A drawing of the same composition also attributed to the artist is in the Narodwe Museum, Warsaw, and a copy is in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (inv. no. 5987). For other drawings by Schwarz see Zeichnung in Deutschland. Deutsche Zeichner 1540-1640, exhib. cat., Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, 1979-80, nos. D9-12.

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