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Workshop of a manufacturer of musical instruments: a man chopping wood in the foreground, another turning wood on a lathe, and string and wind instruments in the background
Pen and brown ink with brown wash
- Production date
- 1564-1591 (c.)
Height: 76 millimetres
Width: 117 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit.: R. Schilling (ed.), 'Die von Edmund Schilling gesammelten Zeichnungen', published privately, Edgware, 1982, p. 191, 'Das kleine Album', no. 40.
Schilling attributed the drawing to Jost Amman, but suggested that it could also be by Etienne Delaune who was active in Augsburg.
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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.
This drawing was acquired by Edmund Schilling for a small album (no. 40) 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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