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Buildings with a water-mill, and hills in the background.
Pen and black ink
Verso: Study of trees and a church
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1540 (circa)
Height: 83 millimetres
Width: 148 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing belongs to a group of landscapes that have been credibly attributed to the artist, whose works in this field often powerfully reflect the influence of the landscapes done by Wolf Huber (c.1490-1553) from the 1530s onwards. Hirschvogel's landscapes include the picturesque elements typical of the Danube School, such as ruinous buildings and extensive views over mountainous and river landscapes, but do not express the dramatic intensity that pervades Altdorfer's work.
Lit.: R. Schilling (ed.), 'Die von Edmund Schilling gesammelten Zeichnungen', published privately, Edgware, 1982, p. 205, 'Das kleine Album', no. 48; J. Rowlands 'German Drawings from a private collection', exh.cat London and Nuremberg, 1984, p.46, no.42 (for earlier literature).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984 Feb-Sept, London, Washington and Nuremberg, German Drawings
1997-8 Sept London, BM German Drawings from the Schilling Collection
- Acquisition date
- 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.
This drawing was acquired by Edmund Schilling for a small album (no. 48) 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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