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A study for 'Geschichte der Deutschen in Bildern': Duke Ulrich of Linzgau greeting his wife, Wendelgard and a landscape and a castle in the background; within a double borderline. 1855
Graphite with brown wash
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Height: 185 millimetres
Width: 231 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is a study for a woodcut in Friedrich Bülau, 'Die Deutsche Geschichte in Bildern, nach Originalzeichnungen deutscher Künstler', 3 vols, Dresden, 1855-60. The scene shown represents the dramatic moment when Wendelgard, who had entered the convent of St Gallen thinking her husband, Count Ulrich, dead after his capture by Hungarian magyars, recognises him among a group of beggars to whom she was giving alms on the fourth anniversary of his capture. This episode is dated in Bülau's history to the year 919. For this and other drawings for the series, see Alphons Maria von Steinle, 'Edward von Steinle. Des Meisters Gesamtwerk in Abbildungen', Kempten-Munich, 1910, ills 333,334 and 335, pp.17-18.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013, May-Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions' (no cat.)
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Associated Title: Die Deutsche Geschichte in Bildern, Dresden, 1855-60 (by Friedrich Bülau)
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Acquired by Thomas Le Claire from a German private collection 2 June 2009.
See Le Claire Kunst, 'Deutsche Romantik: Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle aus der ehemaligen Hamburger Sammlung Arnold Otto Meyer, und aus verschiedenem Besitz', no.22/1, Hamburg, 2008, no.23b
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