Portrait of a Young Lady in Profile
  • Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki
  • Gdansk 1726 - 1801 Berlin
  • Portrait of a Young Lady in Profile, 1773
  • Red chalk on paper,
  • signed, inscribed and dated on the lower right:
    DChodowiecki del. Gedanz 1773
  • 370 × 310 mm
The artist’s daughter, Berlin,
coll. Rosenbeucher, Berlin, coll. Zur Mühlen, Babelsberg,
Eugen von Wassermann, Berlin,
sale with Lepke, Berlin 1920

This fine portrait study is embellished by a round pictorial frame and a decorative rose. Modulating contrasts of light and dark, both in the background and on the carefully arranged clothing, effectively increase the three-dimensionality of this large sheet.