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View of Dresden

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Swiss (St. Gall, Switzerland 1734 - 1816 Leipzig, Germany)
View of Dresden, c. 1788
Drawing
Swiss
,
18th century
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.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
, 1898.115
Provenance
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.
Bibliography
Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), no. 430, fig. 213

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

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.

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)

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, "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
19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981
Central European Drawings 1680-1800: A Selection from American Collections, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, 10/21/1989 - 12/03/1989, 102
German Paintings and Drawings from the Time of Goethe in American Collections, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 11/17/1949 - 12/15/1949
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, 102
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, checklist no. 43