Kügelgen - Benno von Kügelgen - ZP26105

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Wilhelm von Kügelgen
1802 Saint Petersburg – Ballenstedt 1867

Benno von Kügelgen, born on April 4, 1837, at the age of three; half-figure portrait en face.

Pencil drawing, heightened with white, on yellowish wove paper (papier vélin), verso inscribed and dated „Benno Kügelgen 1840“. 19,5:14,5 cm.

Left margin unevenly trimmed.

Benno von Kügelgen, grandson of Gerhard von Kügelgen (1772-1820), was born as the 5th of 6 children of the painter and his wife Julie, née Krummacher, in 1837.

Wilhelm von Kügelgen has drawn his 6 children many times.

Compare literature: W. von Kügelgen, Lebenserinnerungen des Alten Mannes in Briefen an seinen Bruder Gerhard 1840-1867. Leipzig, 1923, Fig. between p 128 and 129.