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Allegory of Air and Earth

Bartholomäus Reiter (German, 1583–1622 (active Munich))
Pen and brown ink with gray and violet wash and white heightening over black chalk and graphite
sheet: 12 1/4 x 7 15/16 in. (31.1 x 20.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Van Day Truex Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Recto, bottom left corner, in pen and black ink, dated:[1] 618
Recto, center, in pen and brown ink: jf180

Verso, bottom right, in graphite: 5/1004625
Verso, lower right, in graphite: 2001.530
Verso, lower center, in red chalk: IIII1
Verso, bottom left corner, in graphite: 4)

Marking: Watermark: Triple Mount in Quatrefoil with Letters, close to Piccard-Online No. 154028 (Munich, 1613)
JF 180 (not in Lugt); Galerie Claude Kuhn (Basel, Switzerland), Spring 1987, no. 28; Sotheby's, New YorkJanuary 12, 1990, lot 171; Private Collection, New York; Monroe Warshaw (New York, NY); Vendor: Monroe Warshaw (New York, NY)
Sotheby's, New York. "Old Master Drawings, Sotheby's, New York, Jan. 12, 1990," January 06, 1990 - January 11, 1990.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 28, 2003–July 27, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700," April 3–September 3, 2012.

Sotheby's, New York Old Master Drawings. [Sale catalogue]. New York, January 12, 1990, cat. no. 171, fig. no. 171, p. 108, ill.

Monroe Warshaw Sale catalogue. Kunstkabinett, New York, New York, 2001, cat. no. 10, fig. no. 10, ill.

Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 80 (entry written by Freyda Spira); p. xiv (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

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