A resting shepherd

Adolph von Menzel

Breslau 1815 - 1905 Berlin

A resting shepherd

Black chalk
13,2 x 20,5 cm
Monogrammed lower left "A. M.", inscribed "Anton d. Masson Friedens Str. 51".

The drawing is related to the painting "Piazza d'Erbe" in Dresden. According to Marie Ursula Riemann-Reyher, Menzel visited Italian residents in Berlin and drew them in various poses. Not all studies were used in the painting.