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A Temple in a Courtyard (Pool of Bethesda)

Artist:
Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and gray wash
Dimensions:
8 1/16 x 6 9/16 in. (20.5 x 16.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Marianne and Paul Gourary Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.280
Not on view
Inscription: Verso, top center, in graphite: "1514 ÷ P" [inscribed in an oval]
In black ink: "Dessin de Claude Lorraine." [partially underlined in ink and crossed out and replaced in graphite with] "Elsheimer" [followed by two geometric shapes] / "a ete gravé" [followed by illegible brown markings]
Center, in pen and brown ink: "Portion du temple de Salomon, dessin" / "gravé par Hollar" / "haut 0'''.208 large 0'''.169" / "(Collection Thomas Lawrence)" [underlined] "(Collection Woodburn de Londres, No. 379 du catalogue)" [underlined] / "acheté le 9 juin 1860 à la vente de" / "Woodburn a Londres."
Lower center, in graphite: "no.3 dúne vente (?)" and lower right center: "paraphe?" / "gasc???" / "qui e ecrit le indications" (?)
Lower right corner, in graphite: "to"; bottom center: "Adam Elsheimer-1514" [followed by a geometric shape] / "P025180"

Marking: Lower left corner, stamped with collectors' marks in black ink: "E.C." (E. Calando, Lugt 837) "GC" (Charles Gasc, Lugt 544) "TL" [impressed in paper] (Thomas Lawrence, Lugt 2445)
Verso, lower center, stamped with collector's mark in violet ink: "E. Calando"
Thomas Howard (British, Finchingfield, Essex 1585–1646 Padua, Italy); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Samuel Woodburn (British, 1786–1853)his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 5, 1860, lot 379; Charles Gasc (French, Paris, ca. 1850–1860); Emile Calando (Paris, 1850–1900); Sotheby's, Amsterdam sale November 8, 2000, lot 16; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
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