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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:  A Study for 'Contribution'
Object type:  Drawing
Culture:  German
Date made:  about 1884
Materials:  Carpenter's pencil with stumping
Measurements:  229 x 152 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from Flavia Ormond Fine Arts Limited with assistance from the Art Fund and the Resource/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, April 2003.

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

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Barber Goes North: Treasures from the Barber Institute', Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK, 15 October 2010 - 15 December 2010

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