Dragon and Lion, Hans Thoma, after Leonardo da Vinci
Hans Thoma, Leonardo da Vinci
Dragon and Lion
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Zoan Andrea nach Leonardo da Vinci: A lion being attacked by a dragon, ca. 1490-1507, Kupferstich, 170 x 240 mm. Inv. Nr. 1845,0825.676, British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, London (Bartsch XIII.306.20; Hind V.65.7)

Leonardo da Vinci (Kopie nach?): Lotta tra un drago e un leone e vari schizzi di Madonna col Bambino / Kampf zwischen einem Drachen und einem Löwen sowie verschiedene Skizzen einer Madonna mit Kind, Feder in Schwarz und Braun, braun laviert, auf gelbem Papier, 188 x 273 mm. Inv. Nr. 435 E, Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi, Florenz

253 x 305 mm
199 x 248 mm
Physical Description
Drypoint and watercolour on wove paper
Inventory Number
SG 2037
Object Number
SG 2037 Z
Acquired in 1938 as the Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Dragon and Lion
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Drypoint and watercolour on wove paper
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert, datiert und bezeichnet unten rechts (mit der Feder in Schwarzbraun): HTh [HT ligiert] / 1903. / nach Leonardo da Vinci; signiert und bezeichnet unten: Radierung mit Aquarell bemalt von // Hans Thoma.
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1938 as the Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler

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Object History
Otto Eiser (1834-1898) / Eduard Küchler (1840-1919, Vater von Sofie Bergman geb. Küchler)
an Sofie Bergman-Küchler (1878-1960), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf und Schenkung als "Hans Thoma-Sammlung von Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler" an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1938.


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