Beim Mittagsmahl (Kochbuch). Ca. 1850s. Pen and ink drawing, partly with wash. Cf. Hoff/Budde 1750 and 2728. Lower right monogrammed. On wove paper. 20.6 x 13 cm (8.1 x 5.1 in), size of sheet. The drawing presumably was a draft for an unexecuted title sheet. Single elements of the drawing were used for two different woodcut illustrations. The scene of a family gathering around a bowl for a meal is also depicted in the woodcut "Das Habermuß", released in: J. P. Hebel's allemannische Gedichte für Freunde ländlicher Natur und Sitten, [..] Leipzig, 1851. The walking cooking pot with the little jar can also be found in the later woodcut "Kochtopf und Milchkanne", released in : Bilder und Reime für Kinder. [..] Leipzig & Dresden, 1859. [CB].
PROVENANCE: Galerie Rosenbach, Hanover. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in 1985).
EXHIBITION: Zwischen Tradition und Moderne. Bilder, Graphik, Bücher, Galerie Rosenbach, Hanover, cat. 28 (1985), cat. no. 84 (with black and white illu. on p. 57).
LITERATURE: Cf. Das Ludwig Richter Album, Sämtliche Holzschnitte. Herrsching (no date), vol. 2, p. 979 and 1547 (for the woodcuts).