Joseph Anton Koch (Austrian, Obergibeln bei Elbigenalp 1768–1839 Rome)
Pen and blank ink, watercolor
ca. 16 15/16 x 13 3/4 in. (43 x 35 cm)
Karen B. Cohen Fund, 2008
Not on view
Signature: At lower right "I.K:|inv:|1822" in pen and black ink
Inscription: Inscribed '28', '30' and '31', as well as with the first letters of the names of the days of the week in German ('S, M, D, M, D, F, and S') in pen and black ink, by the artist. Numbered '1. to 31.' in pen and black ink, by the artist, on a narrow band of textile (silk?) mounted in the lower part of the drawing. Verso: at centre '681' in graphite (20th-century handwriting); at lower centre, a label numbered '230' in ball point pen; at lower right, '3627|III' [?] in ball point pen; two (or three?) red wax seals.
Kunsthaus Wilhelm Ettle, Frankfurt am Main, in 1956; sale, Karl & Faber (Munich), May 14-16, 1962, lot 681; sale, Karl & Faber (Munich), May 28-29, 1976, lot 447; Armin Pertsch, Mannheim (German); sale, Pforzheimer Kunstauktionshaus, Pforzheim, October 6, 2007, 1185; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 12, 2010–July 11, 2010.
Otto von Lutterotti Joseph Anton Koch, 1768-1839. Berlin, 1940, cat. no. z 1069.
Die Weltkunst. vol. 26, Munich, 1956, Title page, ill.