Album of drawings by Friedrich August Moritz Retzsch

An album of 54 drawings illustrating typical allegorical and literary themes.

Details

Medium:
Graphite or black chalk & coloured wash
Dimensions:
20.5 x 27.5 x 3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £16,500)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Maggs Bros

Two of the drawings were reproduced in Retzsch's well known publication 'Phantasien und Wahrheiten' in 1834.

Provenance

Family of Esdaile of Cothelstone in the 19th century; at auction by Maggs Brothers.

Venue details

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

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