Fountain with Putti in the Garden of the Villa Borghese

A work made of black crayon over graphite, with opaque white watercolor and touches of red chalk, squared with graphite for transfer, on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of black crayon over graphite, with opaque white watercolor and touches of red chalk, squared with graphite for transfer, on tan wove paper.

Date:

1880

Artist:

Hans Thoma
German, 1839-1924

About this artwork

Thoma was not only a painter and printmaker, but also a museum director. This large working drawing (a modello) was squared for transfer for a painting that has yet to be found and was independently prized for its delicacy and refined mood. The same year that Thoma drew this sheet it was selected for a special facsimile reproduction by a Berlin printer.

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Artist

Hans Thoma

Title

Fountain with Putti in the Garden of the Villa Borghese

Origin

Germany

Date

1880

Medium

Black crayon over graphite, with opaque white watercolor and touches of red chalk, squared with graphite for transfer, on tan wove paper

Dimensions

466 × 346 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Fund

Reference Number

2010.541

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