Adolph von Menzel

Korbtragendes Mädchen (Sophie Koch)

Adolph von Menzel, Korbtragendes Mädchen (Sophie Koch)

Pencil on paper

25 × 12.8 cm / 9 13/16 × 5 1/16 in

Signed with the initials

Figure study for the »Kasseler Karton« (destroyed in 1945 during the war). The history painting shows the entry of Sophie of Brabant with her son, the later Landgrave Henry, into Marburg in 1247

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We thank Dr Claude Keisch for his scientific advice and for confirming the authenticity by means of a photographic image


Corporate Collection Germany; Kunstauktionen Hassfurther, Vienna (Auction, 1976, Lot 2787); Private Collection Schleswig-Holstein; Private Collection Lower Saxony; (-2023)

  • Galerie Ludorff, "Neuerwerbungen Frühjahr 2024", Düsseldorf 2023
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle, "Menzel. Der Beobachter", Hamburg 1982
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Neuerwerbungen Frühjahr 2024", Düsseldorf 2024, S. 124
  • Cornelia Dörr, "Adolf Menzel in Hessen", Diss., Marburg, 1997, Nr. 47, Abb. 55
  • Werner Hofmann (Hg.), "Menzel. Der Beobachter", Ausst.-Kat. Hamburger Kunsthalle, München 1982, Nr. 29
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