(Breslau 1815 - Berlin 1905)
A Woman with a Hat, in Profile to the Right
Signed Ad. Menzel at the lower right.
209 x 132 mm. (8 x 5 1/4 in.)
In this superbly drawn sheet, Menzel depicts an elegant bourgeois woman gazing intently to the right with an intense expression, suggestive of a conversation with an unseen person.
A related but somewhat sketchier pencil drawing of the same young woman, of similar dimensions to the present sheet and showing her full length, was formerly in the Franz Koenigs collection and is now in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
Anonymous sale, Berlin, Villa Grisebach, 30 November 2007, lot 3