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A Portal of a Church

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (German, Dresden 1797–1855 Dresden)
first half 19th century
Pen and brown ink, watercolor, heightened with white gouache
sheet: 12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (32 x 27 cm)
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2006
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In brush and red gouache, lower right corner: E. Oehme

Inscription: Tombstone on lower left inscribed in pen and brown ink, Hin geht die Zeit / Her kommt der Tod (Time passes / Death comes).
Annotated in graphite, lower left verso: Ernst Oehme gest. in Dresden.

Marking: Collector's stamp of Paul Arndt in black ink, lower left verso: P.A. (Lugt Suppl. 2067b).
Paul Arndt (Dresden 1865–1937 Munich); Rudolph Ferdinand Hintze (Stettin), Stettin; Karl & Faber (Munich), November 29, 2005, lot 213; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 20, 2008–January 11, 2009.

Deutsche Romantiker Exh. cat. Stettin, 1936, cat. no. 112.

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