Three studies of a right Hand
  • Adolph von Menzel
  • Breslau 1815 - 1905 Berlin
  • Three studies of a right Hand, 1889
  • Pencil, partly smeared, on the back of an invitation card to Menzel
  • signed and dated on the upper right: A. Menzel / 89.
  • 103 × 149 mm
Collection Heinrich Conrad, Essen (1868-1925)

The artist used this study on an invitation card, sent to Professor Menzel for a luncheon, one year later as a detail template for a gouache (Fig. 1). One recognises that the hand belongs to a dog owner who leads his animal on the leash.