Amor erspäht die Liebenden. 1886. Oil on cardboard. Monogrammed and dated in lower left. Verso with hand-written inscriptions and numbers as well as with several later labels. 50 x 69.5 cm (19.6 x 27.3 in).
PROVENANCE: Collection surgeon general Johann Veit Solbrig (1843-1915), Munich. Fischer, auctions, Lucern, auction onm June 16, 1995, lot 2090. Private collection (acquired from aforementioned). Sotheby’s London, auction on June 27 2007, lot 37. Private collection Hesse (acquired at aforementioned auction).
LITERATURE: Henry Thode, Thoma. Des Meisters Gemälde in 874 Abbildungen (Klassiker der Kunst vol. 15), Stuttgart and Leipzig 1909, illu. on p. 243 ("Amor als Landschaftsmaler").