Mädchen mit weißem Kragen, en face. Ca. 1872 /73. Oil on board. With inscription in ink on an old label on verso and with another label with several numbers. 48.8 x 28 cm (19.2 x 11 in). Verso with an oil study of two knights in armor in battle.
We are grateful to Dr. Klaus Rohrandt, who has confirmed this work's authenticity. The work is registered under the number G 13a in his archive.
PROVENANCE: Collection Prof. Ernst and Caroline Zimmermann, Munich (1924 and 1928, verso of the frame with hand-written ownership entry). Hugo Helbing, Munich, auction on May 27/29, 1935 (estate Prof. Ernst Zimmermann, Munich), lot 227 (with illu. on plate 4). Private collection Pforzheim. Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Schloß Dätzingen, Grafenau (around 1992, verso of frame with gallery label). Art collection Rolf Deyhle (verso of frame with collection label). Private collection.
EXHIBITION: 3rd Anniversary Exhibition of Kunstverein München. Münchner Malerei 1875 bis zur Jahrhundertwende, Kunstverein München Augist 17 -September 15, 1924, p. 21, cat. no. 240 ("Frauenkopf", no. illu., verso with hand-written exhibition note on the cut-out section from the respective exhibition catalog). Retrospektive zum 60jährigen Bestehen der Künstlergenossenschaft, Munich 1928, no. 125 (according to Rohrandt formerly with label of the Munich exhibition at the Glaspalast no date, here with ownership note of Mrs C. Zimmermann). Robert Breyer und die Berliner Secession. Die Sammlung Rolf Deyle I, et al Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Closter Cismar March 8 - June 8, 1992 (cat. no. 34, Abb. p. 69, verso of frame with exhibition label, loan from Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Grafenau).
LITERATURE: Klaus Rohrandt, Wilhelm Trübner (1851-1917), Kiel 1972, vol. 2/2, p. 651 (here still with erroneous attribution "Leibl-Nachahmung").