Country Girls, August Sander
August Sander
Country Girls
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August Sander

Country Girls, ca. 1925 (Abzug 1980)


Blatt
27.4 x 20 cm
Gesamtmaß
29.3 x 21.6 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.2439
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Portraits grouped under the title The Farmer are at the beginning of the famous picture atlas People of the Twentieth Century. Like in most of the representations in this chapter, the Farm Girls are presented outside in their Sunday clothes. As they are wearing the same dress a strange effect is created by the continuous hemline and the ornamental seem. The girls are standing so close that they are hardly distinguishable. They are holding hands, which also mark the centre of the image. Conformity and solidarity – the photographer’s picture seems to be summarizing the rural population with these two terms.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Country Girls
Photographer
Date
ca. 1925 (Abzug 1980 Gunthe Sander)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten links auf der Fotografie: Blindstempel: AUG. SANDER; KÖLN; LINDENTHAL
Bezeichnet verso unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 1980 Gunther Sander; HYZ120766

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Gemeinsames Eigentum mit dem Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Die Photographische Sammlung / Sk Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Medium
  • August Sander: Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (Bildatlas)

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Last update

19.02.2024