View Of Dresden
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Adrian Zingg, Swiss (St. Gall, Switzerland 1734 - 1816 Leipzig, Germany)
View of Dresden
Work Type
c. 1788
Physical Descriptions
Black ink and gray wash over graphite on off-white antique laid paper
actual: 48.9 x 64.5 cm (19 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.)
Carl August Richter, Dresden.
John Witt Randall, Bequeathed to sister Belinda Lull Randall, 1892.
Belinda Lull Randall, Bequest of her brother John Witt Randall, 1892, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1892.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), no. 430, fig. 213

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Central European drawings, 1680-1800: a Selection from American Collections, exh. cat., Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ, 1989), p. 18, 22, cat. no. 102 p. 268, repr.

Sarah Vure, The John Witt Randall Collection: Seeking the True and the Beautiful, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), checklist no. 37

William W. Robinson, Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel. . ., brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), checklist no. 43, repr. (color)

Ernst Scheyer, "German Paintings and Drawings from the Time of Goethe in American Collections", The Art Quarterly (Summer 1949), vol. XII, no. 3, pp. 231-250, no. 145

William W. Robinson, "John Witt Randall: An Early American Collector of Later German Drawings", Master Drawings (Summer 2001), vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 159-168, fig. 1, pp. 162, 164

Exhibition History

German Paintings and Drawings from the Time of Goethe in American Collections, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 11/17/1949 - 12/15/1949

19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981

From Mengs to Menzel: 19th-Century German Drawings, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 10/28/1981 - 12/22/1981

19th-Century Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/01/1983 - 10/09/1983

Central European Drawings 1680-1800: A Selection from American Collections, University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 01/10/1990 - 02/25/1990; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, 10/21/1989 - 12/03/1989

Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel in the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/04/1998 - 06/28/1998

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted