Schloss Emming, between Windach and Geltendorf, seen from the East
Wilhelm von Kobell (German, Mannheim 1766–1853 Munich)
Oil and graphite on paper, laid down on canvas
7 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (19.4 x 30.2 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (at left): freiller
the artist (until d. 1853); by descent to his daughter Auguste, and her husband, Franz von Schilcher, Dietramszell; von Schilcher family, Dietramszell; private collection, Munich; Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt (by 1968–d. 1975); Schäfer family (1975–77; to Foundation); Georg Schäfer Foundation, Schweinfurt (1977–2005; their sale, Neumeister, Munich, February 24, 2005, no. 48); Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," January 23–August 30, 2009, unnum. checklist (as "Schloss Emming, between Windach and Geltendorf, Seen from the East").
Siegfried Wichmann. Wilhelm von Kobell: Monographie und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke. Munich, 1970, p. 295, no. 678, ill., dates it around 1802.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 132, no. 91, ill. (color), calls it "Schloss Emming, between Windach and Geltendorf, Seen from the East" and dates it about 1802.
Kobell already had made an etching of Schloss Emming from a similar viewpoint in 1799 (Monika Gœdl-Roth, Wilhelm von Kobell Druckgraphik: Studien zur Radierung und Aquatinta mit kritischem Verzeichnis, Munich, 1974, unpaginated, no. 9, ill.). Schloss Emming was the summer country home Kobell and his wife inherited from her family (see Wolfgang Johannes Bekh, Maler in München: Ein Gang durch die Jahrhunderte von Jan Pollak bis Franz Marc, Munich, 1964, p. 97).
Artist: Wilhelm von Kobell (German, Mannheim 1766–1853 Munich) Date: late 18th–early 19th centuryMedium: Black chalk (or graphite?) and white chalk, on blue paperAccession: 2007.422On view in:Not on view