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The Wild Man

Conrad Meyer (Swiss, Zürich 1618–1689 Zürich)
Pen and black and white ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over traces of graphite.
sheet: 15 13/16 x 9 1/2 in. (40.1 x 24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Van Day Truex Fund, 2006
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Signed and dated on bottom right: Con. Meyer fecit. / A° 1649.

Inscription: In graphite on old mat, below framing line, on left: 'Lugt Nr. 2115', in center: '244', on right: 'H. 12:5'. Annotated in black ink on old mat, lower right verso: 'N.° Depin de Conrad Meyer de Zurich, 1649'.

Marking: Collector's stamp of Peter Vischer in black ink, lower left corner on old mat: "PV" (Lugt 2115)
Peter Vischer (Basel, 1751–1823); Schuler Auktionen, December 10, 2004, lot 4380; C. G. Boerner LLC, New York; Galerie Bassenge (Berlin), December 1, 2005, lot 5612; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Early Central European Drawings in New York Collections," April 3, 2012–September 3, 2012.

Galerie Bassenge Kunst des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts: Miscellaneen & Trouvaillen des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts. Sale cat. Auktion 86, December 1-2, 2005, cat. no. 5612, p. 234.

Old Master Drawings. Sale cat. Sotheby's, New York, January 26, 2011, cat. no. under lot 571, 86.

Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 92 (entry written by Freyda Spira); p. xiv (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens); p. 83, note 2, ill.

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