Provenance Research

Carl Friedrich Lessing (1808-1880)
Portrait of a Man, 1838
Oil on canvas
17 x 13 1/4 in. (43.2 x 33.7 cm)
Gift of Anna E. Roelker, 1957.470

Signed lower left: "C. F. L."

Profile of a bearded man facing left and wearing a broad-brimmed dark hat.


Until 1957:   Anna E. Roelker, New York, given to [1]
1957-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Letters written on June 9 and 19, 1957, from Roelker to the CAM suggest that her father, Alfred Roelker, once owned the painting and that it had been in the family's collection for some time.

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