Drei Frauenakte (zwei stehend, eine sitzend), Christian Theunert
Christian Theunert
Drei Frauenakte (zwei stehend, eine sitzend)
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Christian Theunert

Drei Frauenakte (zwei stehend, eine sitzend), 1938


About the Acquisition

From 1900 onwards, the Frankfurt chemist and industrialist Carl Hagemann (1867‒1940) assembled one of the most important private collections of modern art. It included numerous paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, especially by members of the artist group “Die Brücke”. After Carl Hagemann died in an accident during the Second World War, the then Städel director Ernst Holzinger arranged for Hagemann’s heirs to evacuate his collection with the museum’s collection. In gratitude, the family donated almost all of the works on paper to the Städel Museum in 1948. Further donations and permanent loans as well as purchases of paintings and watercolours from the Hagemann estate helped to compensate for the losses the museum had suffered in 1937 as part of the Nazi’s “Degenerate Art” campaign. Today, the Hagemann Collection forms the core of the Städel museum’s Expressionist collection.

Work Data

Basic Information

Drei Frauenakte (zwei stehend, eine sitzend)
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts (mit der Feder in Schwarz): Th [ligiert] / 1938
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet oben rechts (mit Bleistift): 8; verso bezeichnet unten links: Von den "22" auf [?] Dec. 38. // 1108 [Inventarnummer der Sammlung Hagemann]
Verso unten rechts Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
  • INGRES // PMF (Italia)

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31AA14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA2351 sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art

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