Double Portrait of Heinrich Pallmann and Heinrich Weizsaecker, Karl von Pidoll
Karl von Pidoll
Double Portrait of Heinrich Pallmann and Heinrich Weizsaecker
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Karl von Pidoll

Double Portrait of Heinrich Pallmann and Heinrich Weizsaecker, 1893 – 1894


Dimensions
41.3 x 57.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Inventory Number
2166
Acquisition
Acquired in 1992
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 8

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About the Work

Heinrich Weizsäcker, former Director of the Städelsche Kunstinstitut, and his colleague Heinrich Pallmann are standing in the garden of the museum. While Weizsäcker is focussing on the onlooker, Pallmann is directing his gaze to the side. Despite their physical closeness the two men appear isolated; the setting is nothing more than a backdrop. In 1891 Heinrich Weizsäcker took on the position of director, when he was only 29 years of age. After Henry Thode he was the first art historian to hold this position. During Weizsäcker’s time in office Heinrich Pallmann was head of the library and the department of prints and drawings.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Double Portrait of Heinrich Pallmann and Heinrich Weizsaecker
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert am linken Rand: KP [ligiert]

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1992

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Heinrich Weizsäcker (1862-1945)
Nachlass Heinrich Weizsäcker, 1945
im Erbgang an seinen Enkel Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Holthusen
Schenkung an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1992.

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Last update

10.06.2022