The Martyrdom of the seven brothers; verso: Sketch of two men wrestling (?), Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German, Leipzig 1794–1872 Dresden), Pen and brown ink, over a sketch in graphite; verso: graphite

The Martyrdom of the seven brothers; verso: Sketch of two men wrestling (?)

Artist:
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German, Leipzig 1794–1872 Dresden)
Date:
1826
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over a sketch in graphite; verso: graphite
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 7/16 x 9 13/16 in. (21.5 x 25 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alain and Marie-Christine van den Broek d'Obrenan Gift, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.604a, b
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right, inscribed and dated '155., d. 2n Decembr. 1826.|Rom' in pen and brown ink (by the artist). Verso: at lower center, inscribed 'Martyrium d. 7 brüder mit ihrem Mutter' in graphite (19th- or 20th-century handwriting); lower right, inscribed '185' in graphite (19th- or 20th-century handwriting).

Marking: Verso: at lower right, unidentified collector's mark (E.K. von der Launitz? not in Lugt)
E.V. von der Launitz (German)(?); Christie's, London, June 19, 1992, lot 20; Sotheby's, Munich, June 30, 1998, lot 1; Kunsthandel Dr. Martin Moeller, Hamburg; Bolland & Marotz (German), June 29-30, 2006, lot 475; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 26, 2012–February 24, 2013.