House with Onion Tower (Fragment), Walter Dexel
Walter Dexel
House with Onion Tower (Fragment)
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Walter Dexel

House with Onion Tower (Fragment), 1917


Dimensions
43 x 36.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Inventory Number
2455
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 with funds provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The original backing board of ‘Painting on Glass II’ features another work by the artist. It came to light during a condition check of the reverse glass painting at the conservation studio. Signed and dated by Dexel lower left, the work is a fragment of ‘House with Onion Tower’, which dates to his early work phase and had until then been considered lost. On the left and lower side of the cardboard, the original edge of the painting is visible, alongside traces of a former, separate framing. The upper and right sides were later trimmed to fit the format of the glass painting and converted into a backing board by the artist.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
House with Onion Tower (Fragment)
Painter
Front
Painting on Glass II or Blue Disc
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: W DEXEL 17

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Nachlass Walter Dexel
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 with funds provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
  • 25I155 tower, clock tower ~ monumental adornment
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)
Secondary

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20.05.2020