Adam und Eva, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Adam und Eva
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Adam und Eva, 1923


Blatt
373 x 296 mm
Platte/Bild
312 x 245 mm
Inventory Number
65708
Object Number
65708 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Acquisition

From 1900 onwards, the Frankfurt chemist and industrialist Carl Hagemann (1867‒1940) assembled one of the most important private collections of modern art. It included numerous paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, especially by members of the artist group “Die Brücke”. After Carl Hagemann died in an accident during the Second World War, the then Städel director Ernst Holzinger arranged for Hagemann’s heirs to evacuate his collection with the museum’s collection. In gratitude, the family donated almost all of the works on paper to the Städel Museum in 1948. Further donations and permanent loans as well as purchases of paintings and watercolours from the Hagemann estate helped to compensate for the losses the museum had suffered in 1937 as part of the Nazi’s “Degenerate Art” campaign. Today, the Hagemann Collection forms the core of the Städel museum’s Expressionist collection.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Adam und Eva
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): E L Kirchner; bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung links: Eigendruck
Captions Added Later
Verso mittig rechts Stempel der Hamburger Kunsthalle (Lugt 1233), mit zugehöriger Nummer (mit Bleistift): 1924/332
Verso mittig links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Gercken 1365 II (von III)
  • Dube R. 472 III (von III)
  • Schiefler R. 437 II

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Persons Shown

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 31A416 crooked, bent person
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 25G3 trees

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Davos
verkauft an Gustav Pauli für die Kunsthalle Hamburg, 1924
beschlagnahmt als „entartete Kunst“ durch das Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, 21.08.1937
in Kommission an Hildebrand Gurlitt, Hamburg, Oktober 1939
Rückgabe an das RMVP, Mai 1940
Tauschhandel mit Bernhard A. Böhmer, Güstrow
...
Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Frankfurt am Main, 1940
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, Frankfurt am Main, 1940
Schenkung der Erben an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1948.

Information

Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.

Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:

  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

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19.02.2024