8 April 2008,
Price realised USD 8,125
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
Adolf von Menzel (German, 1815-1905)
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.
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.
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