Benz, Lyonel Feininger
Lyonel Feininger
Benz
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Blatt
238 x 314 mm
Physical Description
Pen in black and watercolour over black pencil (?) on laid paper
Inventory Number
17889
Object Number
17889 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Texts

About the Acquisition

The Städel Museum has the photographer, psychotherapist, philanthropist, and long-time Frankfurt resident Ulrike Crespo (1950–2019) to thank for more than ninety works ranging from classical modernism to American pop art. The paintings, drawings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Ernst, Jean Dubuffet, Cy Twombly, and others originally belonged to the holdings of her grandfather, the Darmstadt-based industrialist Karl Ströher (1890–1977), who amassed an extensive art collection after World War II.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Benz (Original Title)
Title Translation
Benz
Draughtsman
Verso
Sketch of a Mountain Landscape
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pen in black and watercolour over black pencil (?) on laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links (mit der Feder in Schwarz): Feininger; datiert unten rechts: 29. VI. 51.; betitelt unten mittig: „BENZ“
Captions Added Later
Verso nummeriert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 18798
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 61E(BENZ) names of cities and villages (BENZ)
  • 61F(SANKT PETRI KIRCHE (Benz)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (SANKT PETRI KIRCHE (Benz))
  • 61D(USEDOM) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (USEDOM) (USEDOM)

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf
verkauft an Karl Ströher (1890-1977), Darmstadt, 1955
Nachlass Karl Ströher, 1977
an seine Enkelin Ulrike Crespo (1950-2019), Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2019.

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.

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  • 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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Last update

07.12.2022