Marie Ellenrieder

Saint Bartholomew

ink and grey wash on paper

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.