Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico


 

DISCOVERY

 

Artist: Joseph Anton Koch (Germany, 1768-1839)

 

Title: Bernese Oberland Landscape with Women Working

Date: ca.1792-94 

Medium: Pen, black ink, brush & brown wash, white heightening, pencil

Dimensions: 8 x 11 1/8 inches [209 x 280 mm]

Unsigned

 

Authentication 

Koch authorship was attributed by Fred R. Kline who discovered the drawing.   Kline's attribution was confirmed by Christian von Holst, editor of the Koch Catalogue Raisonne.   Note: The Koch idea was first suggested by Eugene V. Thaw. 

 

Provenance:

His Family, Bern, Switzerland; and by descent (artist not identified)

Art Market (artist not identified)

Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe (here attributed to Koch)

Eugene V. Thaw

Thaw Collection, The Pierpont Morgan Library, NY

 

Note: The drawing is widely considered the finest Koch drawing in a United States public collection.

 

SOLD

Thaw Collection

The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

 

 

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