The Assumption of the Virgin
39.6 cm x 22.5 cm (15 9/16 in. x 8 7/8 in.)
Caspar Franz Sambach
(Breslau (Poland), 1715 - 1795, Vienna)
Medium and Support:
Pen and black ink with brush and gray wash on cream antique laid paper
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
Pupil of Troger and later director of the Vienna academy, Sambach worked throughout Austria, Hungary and Moravia. In 1757 he received payment for an altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin for the Church of the Virgin in Buda, Hungary. Given its fully developed composition and careful finish, this drawing may have been a model submitted to a patron or, considering its autograph date, a record for the artist.