Forum Romanum (Rom). 1923. Wash Pencil drawing. Lenz/Billeter W 1923/09. Signed and dated lower right. On laid paper (with watermark "E.R. 1868"). 22,8 x 35,5 cm (8,9 x 13,9 in), the full sheet. Verso with landscape sketch in pencil. This work is registered in the Purrmann-Archive with the number 2288. [CB].
PROVENANCE: Charles Albert de Burlet, Basel.
LITERATURE: Christian Lenz, Hans Purrmann, "Im Kräftespiel der Farben". Gemälde - Aquarelle. With articles by Felix Billeter and Ralph Melcher, Munich 2006, pp. 234 f. (with illu.).
Purrmann depicts a view on the ruins of the Forum Romanum in direction of the Capitol. The columns of the Castor and Pollux Temple are visible in front right, the cupula of the church Santa Luca e Martina is visible in the background. The Purrmann archive registers a comparable pencil drawing (archive no. 4687). [CB].