(Breslau 1815 - Berlin 1905)
Studies of a Man Wearing a Hat and Coat and Bending Forward
Signed with initials A. M. at the lower right.
211 x 121 mm. (8 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
As Marie Ursula Riemann-Reyher has described the composition of the Berlin drawing of Painters Preparing a Transparent Panel: ‘A kind of scaffold has been built behind a large opening, possibly a door. A plank has been laid across the gap, on which a painter is standing with a paintbrush in his hand, and underneath this a man wearing a hat is helping a woman to bend underneath the plank to get through...The lines seem to have been drawn quickly and vigorously with the thin, hard side of a carpenter’s pencil, a technique used only from this late time on. The vague blurred effect of the scene is also characteristic of his last period...’ Another preliminary study for the composition is also in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett.
Anonymous sale, Berlin, Galerie Bassenge, 26 May 2006, lot 5729