Baths of Trajan, Rome

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German (Kesselsdorf, Germany 1751 - 1824 Dresden, Germany)
Baths of Trajan, Rome, c. 1790-92
18th century
Watercolor and black chalk on cream antique laid paper
30 x 48.5 cm (11 13/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund and Agnes Mongan Purchase Fund
, 2011.90
collector's mark: verso, lower right, stamped, purple ink: Dr. / F.U.A. / Z. [Dr. Franz Ulrich Apelt, Zittau, not in Lugt]
inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: Klengel / Röm. Ruinen
inscription: verso, lower right, copy pencil (now purple): Klengel [underlined] : Röm. Ruinen.
watermark: center: J HONIG / & / ZOONEN
Dr. Franz Ulrich Apelt, Zittau, Germany ( ? – 1944), by descent; to his daughter Brigitte and her husband Nikolai Paschkow, Endigen, Germany (1944 - ?), sold; [to C.G. Boerner LLC, New York, NY, sold]; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.

Per Armin Kunz at C.G. Boerner LLC, Franz Ulrich Apelt (Zittau, Germany 1882-1944 Bauzen, Germany) bequeathed the drawing to his daughter Brigitte, married to Nikolai Paschkow in Endigen, Germany. C.G. Boerner LLC acquired the drawing from Mr. Paschkow which according to the dealer has been in Dr. Franz Ulrich Apelt's family since the 1930's.
Anke Fröhlich, "Glücklich gewählte Natur..." Der Dresdner Landschaftsmaler Johann Christian Klengel (1751-1824): Monographie und Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Radierungen und Lithographien, Georg Olms Verlag (Hildesheim, Germany, 2005), p. 24, no. Z 504 pp. 211-212, repr. p. 212, cited p. 372 under no. G 323

An Album of Landscapes: German Drawings, Watercolors, and Oil Sketches, 1784-1868, auct. cat., C.G. Boerner, LLC (NY) (Düsseldorf, Germany and New York, NY, 2011), no. 8, pp. 16-17, repr. p. 17

Exhibition History
Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/19/2012 - 09/29/2012