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ID number: BIRBI-2003.3
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker: Menzel, Adolph von (1815-1905)
Title / Object name / Definition: A Study for 'Contribution'
Object type: Drawing
Date made: About 1884
Materials: Carpenter's pencil with stumping
Measurements: 22.9 x 15.2 cm
Provenance: Purchased from Flavia Ormond Fine Arts Limited, April 2003.
Description: Menzel was the leading master of later nineteenth-century German art. In its deftness and subtlety of line and modelling, it compares with the life drawings of Degas, also represented in the Barber collection. The drawing is a study for the gouache entitled 'Contribution', signed and dated 1884, and now in the Kupfertichkabinett, Berlin.
Inscriptions / Translations: Signed l.r. with initials and dated, AM/30 DEC/84
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