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Cicada on a Laurel Branch with a View of Florence

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Signed

the poem signed and dated at lower right in pen and brown ink: C G. Carus / d. XXXI Marz / 1829

Marks

Label of Prince Johan Georg of Saxony, numered S.I, No. 484

Provenance

Prince Johann Georg of Saxony (1869-1938, Dresden, Lugt 1162c); possibly sold Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, 8 May 1941; Dr. Robert Ammann; Antiquariat Fritz Eggert, Stuttgart; with Kunsthandlung Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt; purchased by MFA December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

1829

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.5 x 17 cm (8 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.1003

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil with black chalk and touches of pen and black ink on wove paper

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