Johann Georg Bergmüller (German, Türkheim 1688–1762 Augsburg)
18th–mid 18th century
Pen and brown ink, grey wash. Framing line in brush (?) and black ink. Squared for transfer in black chalk
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)
Purchase, C. G. Boerner and Guy Wildenstein Gifts, 2010
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.