Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer), Charles François Daubigny
Charles François Daubigny
Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer)
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Charles François Daubigny

Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer), 1868


Dimensions
37.4 x 67.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Inventory Number
2231
Acquisition
Acquired in 2005 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not on display

Texts

About the Acquisition

The Frankfurt editor and executive director of Societäts Publishing House, Werner Wirthle (1908–2001), was a member of the Städel administration for twenty years. He began his art collection back in the 1920s and was particularly interested in modern sculpture. His collection of paintings reflects his close friendship with the painter Max Ackermann. Wirthle donated single works during his lifetime and bequeathed his entire collection and his heritable assets to the Städel.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Coastal Landscape in Normandy (Villerville-sur-Mer)
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2005 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 25H132 dune coast
  • 26A3 lower clouds

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Johanna Wilhelmine Stern (1839-1927), Frankfurt am Main, nachgewiesen 1913 [Leihgeberin, Ausst. Frankfurter Kunstschätze. Eine Auswahl der schönsten und wertvollsten Gemälde des 19. Jahrhunderts aus Frankfurter Privatbesitz, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Nr. 17]
an ihren Sohn Paul Stern (1876-1939), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Paul Stern, 1939
Verkauf an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1941
Rückgabe an die Erben nach Paul Stern und Wiederankauf, 15. November 2005.

Information

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Last update

19.01.2022