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The Immaculate Virgin

Artist:
Johann Georg Bergmüller (German, Türkheim 1688–1762 Augsburg)
Date:
18th–mid 18th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, grey wash. Framing line in brush (?) and black ink. Squared for transfer in black chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (24.2 x 20.6 cm) mount: 11 1/2 x 9 15/16 in. (29.2 x 25.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, C. G. Boerner and Guy Wildenstein Gifts, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.44
Not on view
Inscription: At lower right, on the shield, inscribed: "Pulchritu:/dinem candoris/eius admirabi=/tus oculus/Eccles: C. 43/V. 20" in pen and brown ink, by the artist. On the old mount, underneath the drawing (which is pasted onto the sheet only at the top), inscribed: "Joh: Georg Bergmiller/del" in pen and brown ink (18th century handwriting); at lower right, inscribed: "Joh: Bergmüller." in pen and brown ink (18th- or 19th-century handwriting)
Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich and Vaduz (German, 1943–1997); Stiftung Wolfgang Ratjen; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 15–September 29, 2014.

Josef Strasser Johann Georg Bergmüller 1688-1762: Die Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Salzburger Barockmuseum, 3. Dezember 2004 bis 30. Jänner 2005, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, 17. Februar bis 17. April 2005. Salzburg, 2004, cat. no. 13, ill.



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