Forest Landscape with Lake and Swans, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Forest Landscape with Lake and Swans
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Johann Wilhelm Schirmer

Forest Landscape with Lake and Swans, ca. 1830 – 1834


Blatt
428 x 537 mm
Physical Description
Watercolour over pencil on beige-coloured wove paper
Inventory Number
6956
Object Number
6956 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Acquisition

In 1890 the widow of the art writer Karl Schnaase, who had died in Wiesbaden in 1875, bequeathed a number of paintings and nineteenth-century prints to the Städel. Schnaase, who had studied law and had lived in Düsseldorf since 1829, shared with many artists of his time the desire to renew Christian art. In his words, religion was the "true soul of the spirit of the people". With this in mind, the influential autodidact founded the 'Christliches Kunstblatt' - an art magazine for evangelical Christians - in 1858.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Forest Landscape with Lake and Swans
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Watercolour over pencil on beige-coloured wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): J.W. Schadow
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone)
  • 25H214 lake
  • 25H15 forest, wood
Secondary

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Last update

14.10.2021