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Adolph Menzel
A Seated Woman Reading (Portrait of Emilie Fontane)
1872
Details
Watercolour and gouache on thin cardboard
112 x 73 mm (4.4 x 2.8 in.)
1872
Provenance
Presented by the artist to the sitter, Emilie Rouanet-Kummer Fontane, Berlin; Thence by descent in the Fontane family from 1902; Berthold and Martha Nothmann, Wannsee, Berlin, by 1936; Acquired from them on 12 May 1938 by Galerie Heinemann, Munich; Purchased from them in August 1938 by Dr. Frenztel, Elbing; His sale, Berlin, Hans W. Lange, 18 October 1940, lot 529; Private collection, Berlin, by 1955; Herbert Klewer, Berlin, by 1965; Private collection, Berlin; Anonymous sale, Berlin, Villa Grisebach, 26 November 2014, lot 202; Private collection