Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863)
Saint Bartholomew, on a cloud above a church flanked by two angels holding his attributes
ink and grey wash on brown paper with "In Casentino" watermark
24.0 x 17.8 cm
c. 1824, Florence
This drawing is a study for Ellenrieder's first large altarpiece commission, an altarpiece for the recently-built St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish Church in Ortenberg (Baden-Württemberg), Germany (architect Hans Voss, 1824). The altarpiece itself was completed in 1827.