(Breslau 1815 - Berlin 1905)
Study of Two Hands, One Holding a Book
Signed and dated A M./ 90 at the lower left.
127 x 206 mm. (5 x 8 1/8 in.)
A similar study of a left hand holding a book appears in a sheet of studies of a woman clutching a book and a hand holding an umbrella, dated 1895, that was sold at auction Germany in 2012. Also stylistically comparable is a drawing of a woman’s folded hands clasping a book, of similar dimensions to the present sheet, in the collection of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne.
Siegfried Billesberger, Moosinning (Munich), in 1990
Anonymous sale, Kempten, Allgäuer Auktionshaus, 6 April 2002, lot 2482
Galerie Pels-Leusden, Zurich, in 2002
Anonymous sale, Berlin, Villa Grisebach, 31 May 2008, lot 109
Martin Moeller, Hamburg, in 2013.