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30 January 1998
Martin Johann Schmidt, called Kremser-Schmidt* (1718-1801)
Saint Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child (recto and verso)
black chalk, pen and gray ink, fragmentary watermark REH above a star
9 x 6 in. (227 x 170 mm.)
Stift Lambach, Austria, no. B41.
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Norbert L.H. Roesler; Christie's New York, 31 May 1990, lot 123 ($5,280).
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K. Garzarolli-Thurnlackh, Das graphische Werk Martin Johann Schmidts, Vienna, 1925, pp. 39 and 77, nos. 51-2, illustrated.
R. Feuchtmller, Der Kremser Schmidt 1718-1801, Innsbruck and Vienna, 1989, nos. 469 a-b, illustrated.
Related to the picture in the Gemldegalerie of the monastery of Gttweig, Austria (fig. 1), R. Feuchtmller, op. cit., no. 468. Another related drawing, also from Lambach, is in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. 23963). Feuchtmller dates these drawings to the 1770s.
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