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Seated Male Nude Holding a Staff

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (German, Weisensteig 1736–1783 Pressburg)
mid-18th–late 18th century
Black and white chalk on blue paper
16 7/16 x 10 1/2 in. (41.8 x 26.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Recto, bottom center in black chalk, signed: "Messerschmidt"

Marking: Verso, left center, in violet, stamped with collector's mark: "GG" (Gustav Grunewald, Lugt Supp. 1155 b)
Gustav Grunewald (American, New York, 1805–1878); Joseph Stehelin (New York)
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