Head of the Poet in the ‘Introduction of the Arts’, Philipp Veit
Philipp Veit
Head of the Poet in the ‘Introduction of the Arts’
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Philipp Veit

Head of the Poet in the ‘Introduction of the Arts’, ca. 1835 – 1836


Blatt
173 x 234 mm
Physical Description
Brush and ink in brown over pencil, watercoloured, on wove paper
Inventory Number
67
Object Number
67 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Acquisition

Johann David Passavant's (1787-1861) biography was an unusual one. Originally trained as a merchant in Frankfurt, he developed from 1817 on into a Nazarene painter and eventually became a co-founder of a science-oriented art history. His work on 'Rafael von Urbino und sein Vater Giovanni Santi', published in 1839, is regarded as a cornerstone of art research. The author dedicated the book to the "venerable administration" of the Städel, which had supported the research undertaking and the printing. Passavant had long cultivated close links with the Städelsches Kunstinstitut and had advised it on its art purchases since 1817. He eventually became its gallery inspector in 1840. The artist and art scholar also established his own small private collection. During his lifetime he bequeathed individual artworks to the Städel, and further objects followed in his will in 1861.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Head of the Poet in the ‘Introduction of the Arts’
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Brush and ink in brown over pencil, watercoloured, on wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Suhr 1991.305.Z.262

Property and Acquisition

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

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Source
  • Nibelungenlied

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Secondary
Associative
  • 48C91 writer, poet, author

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19.10.2021