Lot 160
  • 160

Adolph von Menzel

15,000 - 20,000 EUR
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  • Adolph Menzel
  • Young seated worker
  • Signed in ink lower left A. Menzel
  • Black pencil on paper
  • 20,5 x 12,5 cm ; 8 by 5 in.


Duranty Collection ;
His sale, Paris, January 28th 1881, n°63 ;
Henri Rouart Collection ;
His sale, Paris, December 10 - 11th 1912, n°208


Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1880, illustrated p. 109

Catalogue Note

It is probably a study for one of the men sitting on the right in Menzel's important picture painted circa 1872-1875, The Forge (modern cyclops) kept at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

We would like to thank Dr Marie Riemann-Reyher for authenticating this work from a high definition photograph.