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  • "Rotten hammer fe"
    Type: inscription
    Location: recto, bottom left edge
    Materials: pen and brown ink
  • James Bowdoin III( Collector, Boston) - 1811.
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art( Museum, Brunswick, Maine) 1811- . Bequest
  • Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College
    • Bowdoin College Museum of Art. ( 5/17/1985 - 7/7/1985)
    • Clark Art Institute. ( 9/14/1985 - 10/27/1985)
    • University of Kansas. ( 1/19/1986 - 3/2/1986)
    • Art Gallery of Ontario. ( 5/17/1986 - 6/29/1986)
Johnson, Henry. Catalogue of the Bowdoin College Art Collections Part I: The Bowdoin Drawings. Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College, 1885, cat. no. 16, as Rottenhammer

Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings and of the Walker Collection. 4th Edition. Brunswick, ME: The Record Press, 1930, cat. no. 76, as Rottenhammer

Becker, David P. Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College. Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1985, cat. no. 119, 209, as Copy after Rottenhammer

The tentative, loose treatment speaks for this being a copy. For other sheets by Rottenhammer in this country, see Princeton-Washington 1982-1983, cat. nos. 30—33, repr.

Commentary credited to David P. Becker (or not otherwise captioned) appeared in his catalogue Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College (Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1985).