- Hans Thoma
- Badende Jünglinge (bathing boys)
- signed with the monogram and dated 79 lower right; signed with the monogram on the stretcher
- oil on canvas
- 86.5 by 117.5cm., 34 by 46¼in.
Adolf Bensinger, Mannheim (acquired circa 1902-1909)
Confiscated by the Oberfinanzpräsident Baden in 1939
Forced sale of the Estate of Adolf Bensinger, Nagel, Mannheim, 22 February 1940, lot 53
Galerie Zinckgraf, Munich (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the German Reich for the proposed Führermuseum, Linz
Central Collecting Point, Munich
Federal Republic of Germany (as successor to the above; unknown owner property)
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld (on permanent loan from the Federal Republic)
Restituted to the heirs of Adolf Bensinger in 2011
Mannheim, Kunsthalle, 1916-1917, no. 411
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Thoma-Ausstellung, 1922, no. 83
Basel, Kunsthalle; Zurich, Kunsthaus; Bern, Kunsthalle: Hans Thoma, 1924, no. 64 (Basel); no. 52 (Zurich)
Freiburg, Augustinermuseum, Hans Thoma, Lebensbilder: Gemäldeausstellung zum 150. Geburtstag, 1989, no. 52
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