Album of portrait drawings by Samuel Amsler

Album of twenty nine portraits by Amsler, four by other artists and a sheet of figure studies and miscellaneous sketches.


Details

Medium:
Graphite pencil with pen & wash
Dimensions:
28 x 21 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £47,340; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Mrs A E Howard

Amsler lived in Rome 1816-1820, artistic life in Rome at this time was dominated by expatriate Germans and Amsler's arrival in the city coincided with the period when the Nazarenes were beginning to be accorded widespread public recognition. Amsler was not a Nazarene but was closely associated with artists of the Nazarene movement such as Koch, Cornelius and Overbech.

Provenance

The artist's family; by descent; Mrs A.E.Howard, Didcot.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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