Draught, Werner Gilles
Werner Gilles
Draught
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Werner Gilles

Draught, 1954


Blatt
485 x 630 mm
Physical Description
Watercolour and white on laid paper
Inventory Number
SG 3070
Object Number
SG 3070 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1954
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Texts

About the Work

From 1923 onwards, Werner Gilles made regular visits to the Italian island of Ischia, where he carried out drawings and watercolours capturing the island inhabitants and the striking landscape. In this watercolour, he translated both the landscape and the human figures into geometrical forms. He surrounded some of them with wide contours but did not develop them in detail. He moreover refrained from depicting light and shade, thus conveying the impression of two-dimensional figures reduced to mere ciphers.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Draught
Draughtsman
Verso
Draught
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Watercolour and white on laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts (mit der Feder in Schwarz): Gilles / 1954.
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Hahnemühle

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Werner Gilles
Acquisition
Acquired in 1954

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 43C128 fisherman
  • 46C232 rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Werner Gilles
verkauft an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1954.

Information

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Last update

12.01.2021