25 September 2008
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
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).
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Both portaits, neither of which relate to any of the individual portraits in Rugendas' Voyage, are unpublished Brazilian drawings by Rugendas.
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