Building site of I. G. Farben, Pauline Kowarzik
Pauline Kowarzik
Building site of I. G. Farben
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Pauline Kowarzik

Building site of I. G. Farben, ca. 1928 – 1930

350 x 483 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
17183 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Building site of I. G. Farben
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts (mit schwarzem Stift): PK [ligiert] 2[?]
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links nummeriert (mit Bleistift): 1114[?]
Verso unten links Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c)
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

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Object History
[Möglicherweise Nachlass Pauline Kowarzik (1852-1930), Frankfurt am Main, 1930
Schenkung ihrer Tochter Else von Guaita (1875-1964) an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1931.]


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