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Portrait of a Young Man

Wilhelm von Kügelgen (German, St. Petersburg 1802–1867 Ballenstedt)
mid-19th century
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on brown-grey paper
Sheet: 11 15/16 x 9 13/16 in. (30.4 x 24.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, the Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2012
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left, inscribed "W. v. Kügelgen" in graphite (19th- or 20th-century handwriting)

Marking: Verso: at lower left, a printed label with the text "PRIVAT-SAMMLUNG / Dr. med. GEORG ERNST, DRESDEN-Weißer Hirsch / Nr." and inscribed "215 / Kügelgen, W. von Studenienkopf" in pen and black ink (20th-century handwriting)
Georg Ernst (Dresden, 1900–1990); sale, Villa Grisebach Auktionen, BerlinNovember 23, 2011, lot 126; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 12–July 18, 2016.

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