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A Section of the Via Sacra, Rome (The Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian)

Artist:
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish, Blåkrog 1783–1853 Copenhagen)
Date:
1814–15
Medium:
Graphite, brush and brown ink; framing lines in graphite and brush and blue watercolor
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in. (25 x 35 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.378
Not on view
Signature: At lower right, signed and dated "E. 1815" in graphite or black chalk

Inscription: At lower right, inscribed and dated "paa Campo Vaccino 1814." in pen and brown ink, by the artist; to the right, signed and dated "E. 1815" in graphite or black chalk. Verso: at center, inscribed "? 4/1 53 [...]" in graphite (20th-century handwriting); below, inscribed "l'[...] Papir paa alle fire Seder" [?] in graphite (20th-century handwriting); at lower left, inscribed "u [?] 1184" in graphite (20th-century handwriting)

Marking: Verso: at lower right, the mark of the Kunstforeningen (Lugt 988c)
Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen; sale, Bruun Rasmussen Bredgade, Copenhagen, November 28, 2011, lot 13; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Stijn Alsteens, George R. Goldner, Constance C. McPhee, Cora Michael, Samantha Rippner, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2010-2012." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 70, no. 2, Fall 2012, p. 51 (entry written by Asher E. Miller).



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