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Baths of Titus with S. Maria Maggiore

Bäder des Titus mit S. Maria Maggiore

Joseph Anton Koch (German (born in Austria), 1768–1839)

Catalogue Raisonné

von Lutterotti Z143


Sheet: 23.8 × 33.8 cm (9 3/8 × 13 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and ink on cream laid paper

Not On View




In graphite, l.l.: 2101/17; l.r.: Nr. 89; Die Bäder des Titus in Rom von Joseph Koch/ Aus Kohlrausch Nachlaß entstanden/ G. P. [Gustav Friedrich Konstantin Parthey]; l.r. corner: 50


Stamped in purple ink, verso, l.l.: mark of Carl Heumann, Chemnitz (Lugt 555b, b. 1886 - d.1945); stamped in brown ink, verso, b.c.: mark of Ernst Jürgen Otto, Celle (Lugt 873b); stamped in blue ink, verso, l.r.: mark of Carl Heumann, Chemnitz (Lugt 2841a, b. 1886 - d.1945)


Christian Heinrich Kohlrausch (b. 1777/80 - d. 1826), Hannover and Berlin; probably acquired from the Kohlrausch estate by Gustav Friedrich Konstantin Parthey (b. 1798 – d. 1872), Berlin and Rome [see note 1]. By 1926, Carl Heumann (Lugt 555b; b. 1886 - d.1945), Chemnitz; May 19-21, 1953, anonymous (probably Heumann estate) sale, Kunstkabinett R.N. Ketterer, Stuttgart, lot 737 [see note 2]. 1958, Ernst Jürgen Otto (Lugt 873b), Celle; November 3-4, 1958, Otto and others sale (auction 66), Karl and Faber, Munich, lot 326. May 11, 2016, anonymous sale, Dobiaschofsky, Bern, lot 1053, to Jörg Maaß Kunsthandel, Berlin; 2017, sold by Jörg Maaß to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 19, 2017)

[1] The inscription on the verso, noting that the drawing came from the Kohlrausch estate, is initialed G.P., probably for Gustav Parthey. [2] Heumann lent the drawing to the exhibition of “Deutsch-Römische Malerei und Zeichnung, 1790-1830,” Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, August 1 – October 31, 1926, cat. no. 187. It was consigned to Ketterer in 1953 with two other drawings from the Heumann collection. The Heumann collection sale would take place through Ketterer in 1956.

Credit Line

Joseph F. McCrindle Endowment Fund for Drawings and Francis Welch Fund