St Catherine by Leonhard Beck

St.

Details

Medium:
Pen & black & brown ink with grey wash & blue bodycolour on brown paper
Dimensions:
25 x 16 cm
Acquired in:
1997
Bequeathed by:
Rosi Schilling through The Art Fund

Catherine standing in front of an architectural niche, a town square with a fountain and hills in the background. This is one of 111 drawings bequeathed to the British Museum by Rosi Schilling in 1997. The majority of this collection of drawings formed by Dr Edmund Schilling was bequeathed to the British Museum through the Art Fund by his widow, Mrs Rosi Schilling, in 1993. Schilling was a former curator of the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt, who emigrated to England in 1937. He was one of the few acknowledged specialists in this country on German graphic art, and built up his collection during the 1940s and 1950s in London when, Northern drawings were unfashionable and could be bought relatively inexpensively.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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