Jakob Matthias Schmutzer (Austrian, Vienna 1733–1811 Vienna)
Brush and brown and grey ink, black chalk
sheet: 16 9/16 x 22 11/16 in. (42 x 57.7 cm)
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2009
Not on view
Signature: At lower left, signed and dated "Schmuzer 796" in pen and brown ink.
Inscription: On the old mount, in a cartouche below the drawing, inscribed "Der Anfäng der Klause bey dem Markte Mödling, samt den Tempelherren Rendera" in pen and brown ink, possibly by the artist; below, numbered "224/3" in graphite (modern handwriting); at lower right, inscribed "2279.a/-.18." in graphite (19th-century handwriting). On the verso: at lower left, numbered "4" in graphite (19th-century handwriting?); below, "220 220/1217" in graphite (modern handwriting); to the left, an unidentified collector's mark (J.N.S. in a rectangle, stamped in red ink).
sale, Karl & Faber (Munich), 04 December 2008, lot 224; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich