REHBENITZ, Theodor Markus
(b. 1791, Holstein, d. 1861, Kiel)
Pencil, 195 x 159 mm
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden
The German Romantic draftsmen also excelled in portraiture, where they achieved a limpid candour. They were generous, but they missed nothing. This is self-evidently true of the self-portrait by the relatively unknown artist, Theodor Markus Rehbenitz. For ardor, insight and an epigrammatic elegance, that little pencil drawing would be hard to beat.