This drawing is part of a group of 508 drawings from the Koenigs Collection, which was sold in the fall of 1940 by D.G. van Beuningen to Dr. Hans Posse, Hitler's Sonderbeauftragter Linz. This transaction was in violation of Dutch laws and international agreements. See the publication by Albert J. Elen, Missing Old Master Drawings from the Franz Koenigs Collection claimed by the State of The Netherlands, Den Haag 1989
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|Title||Suitor Kissing a Young Woman's Hand ('Le premier baiser')|
|Material and technique||Black and red chalk, heightened with white, on grey-blue paper|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Accession number||F I 279 recto (PK)|
|Credits||Missing since World War II, see cat. Missing Old Master Drawings from the Franz Koenigs Collection claimed by the State of the Netherlands, The Hague 1989|
|Department||Drawings & Prints (Pushkin claim)|
|Creation date||in circa 1750-1800|
|Age artist||Between 13 and 73 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|