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Peasant Girl with a White Headcloth

Wilhelm Leibl (German, Cologne 1844–1900 Würzburg)

Date:
1885
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
9 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. (25.1 x 23.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Reisinger Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.148.1
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (right center): W. Leibl / 1885

  • Provenance

    [J. Littauer, Munich, 1893–94; purchased from the artist in 1893; sold in 1894 to Stein]; Stein, Munich (in 1894); [Hugo Helbing, Munich; sold to Thannhauser]; [Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser, Munich, by 1913–14; sold in 1914 to Stransky]; Josef Stransky, New York (1914–16)

  • Exhibition History

    Wolfsburg. Goetheschule. "Ausstellung Wilhelm Leibl," October 3–17, 1954, no. 39.

    Landesgalerie Hannover. "Ausstellung Wilhelm Leibl," November 1–21, 1954, no. 38.

    New London. Lyman Allyn Art Museum. "The Art of J. Frank Currier, 1843–1909, and Painters of the Munich School," February 9–March 9, 1958, no. 59.

  • References

    Georg Biermann. "Die Kunst auf dem Internationalen Markt: I. Gemälde aus dem Besitz der Modernen Galerie Thannhauser, München." Der Cicerone 5, no. 9 (1913), p. 313, ill. p. 308, calls it "Kopf einer Bäuerin" in the text and "Bäuerin" in the caption; notes that Leibl lived in Aibling when he painted this picture.

    Wilhelm Trübner. Sammlung Stransky: Deutsche Meister des XIX.Jahrhunderts. Munich, 1914, unpaginated, ill.

    Emil Waldmann. Wilhelm Leibl. Berlin, 1914, p. 179, no. 182, pl. 157, as in the collection of the Kunsthandlung Thannhauser, Munich.

    Frank E. Washburn-Freund. "Die Sammlung Stransky: Ein Vorposten Deutscher Kunst in Amerika." Der Cicerone 8 (1916), pp. 210, 271, fig. 3.

    B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "German Pictures Bought Out of the Reisinger Fund." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 12 (January 1917), pp. 6–8, ill.

    Carl Georg Heise. "Amerikanische Museen." Kunst und Künstler 23 (September 1925), p. 342.



  • Notes

    Leibl painted a similar portrait of a young woman with a white headcloth, only gazing directly at the viewer (about 1876; Neue Pinakothek, Munich).

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