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A putto holding a sickle and a bunch of grapes. 1542
Pen and black ink
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Height: 108 millimetres
Width: 91 millimetres (roundel)
- Curator's comments
- Lit.: R. Schilling (ed.), 'Die von Edmund Schilling gesammelten Zeichnungen', published privately, Edgware, 1982, p. 231, 'Das kleine Album', no.65; J. Rowlands 'German Drawings from a private collection', exh.cat London and Nuremberg, 1984, p.20, no. 14
Figures of winged putti such as this frequently appear in Beham's ornament prints of the 1530s and 1540s.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984 Feb-Sept, London, Washington and Nuremberg, German Drawings, no.14
1997-8 Sept-Jan BM Schilling
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- Acquisition notes
- In 1997, the Museum acquired on the death of Mrs Rosi Schilling the majority of a collection of mostly northern Old Master drawings assembled by her late husband the curator and later drawings dealer and adviser, Edmund Schilling (1888-1974). Schilling was born in Germany and came to Britain in 1937 after the rise of the Nazis. He was prominent as a specialist in German Old Master drawings and his widow’s bequest in his memory was predominantly made up of studies that he had collected in this field. Given its importance, the Museum accepted the bequest for public benefit in good faith, and has afterwards researched its history, insofar as it has been able. There remain however many works in the bequest with uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45 and the Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of these works during that era.
Check Vivenel stamp. This drawing was acquired by Edmund Schilling for a small album (no. 65) that he compiled for his wife, Rosi Schilling (see for further details 1997,0713.1; for the original album, see 159.b.28).
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