225 x 145 mm (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.)
Signed in graphite lower right:A. Küchler
Inscribed on the verso in graphite:Dominica/ Civitella
Albert Küchler was a Danish artist active in Rome in the nineteenth century. The present drawing is preparatory for the little girl in the artist's paintingA Young Abbot Recites his Lesson to his Sistertoday in the museum Thorvaldsen, Copenhaguen. The painting was executed in 1838 and our drawing was likely made just prior to the painting. The inscriptionDominicaon the verso may be the name of the model.Civitellalikely refers to where the drawing was executed.