Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 687

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(Leipzig 1794-1872 Dresden)
The Sixth Day of the Creation.

Pen and black ink on light tan wove paper, 1830. 243x280 mm; 9 1/2x11 inches. Inscribed with a Biblical verse and dated in ink, lower recto.

Provenance: Emil Vladimir von der Launitz (?), ink stamp lower left recto (see Lugt 4439); Dr. Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Berlin; private collection, London; private collection, New York; private collection, Santa Fe.

Published: Schaal, Geschichte der Bilderbibel von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Leipzig, 1936, page 135, number 6.

This drawing is a study for the engraving in Schnorr von Carolsfeld's Die Bibel in Bildern, first published in 1852.