MENZEL, Adolph von
(b. 1815, Breslau, d. 1905, Berlin)

Study of a Woman with a Fan

Pencil, 206 x 130 mm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Menzel was a passionate draughtsman, who always carried his sketchbook about with him in order to capture on paper with rapid strokes everything that interested him. He particularly liked to draw with a soft carpenter's pencil which allowed him to blur the lines of colour with his thumb.