View Of Dresden
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1898.115
People
Adrian Zingg, Swiss (St. Gall, Switzerland 1734 - 1816 Leipzig, Germany)
Title
View of Dresden
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1788
Culture
Swiss
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and gray wash over graphite on off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
48.9 x 64.5 cm (19 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: C & I HONIG
  • inscription: old mount, in John Witt Randall's hand: Executed by Adrian Zingg for the elder Richter (father of Louis Richter) of Dresden and purchased at the sale of his effects at Dresden.
Provenance
Carl August Richter, Dresden; John Witt Randall, bequest; to Belinda Lull Randall, his sister, 1892, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1898.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
1898
Object Number
1898.115
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. I, cat. no. 430, p. 219, vol. III, fig. 213, repr.

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, cat. no. 145

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

William W. Robinson, Classicism-Romanticism-Realism: German Drawings from Mengs to Menzel in the Harvard University Art Museums, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), checklist no. 43, 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, "John Witt Randall: An Early American Collector of Later German Drawings", Master Drawings (Summer 2001), vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 159-168, pp. 162, 164, fig. 1

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, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, 10/21/1989 - 12/03/1989; University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 01/10/1990 - 02/25/1990

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

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