In the Hammock, Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma
In the Hammock
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Hans Thoma

In the Hammock, 1876


Dimensions
107.0 x 147.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 22
Acquisition
Acquired in 1908 with funds provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The perfect idyll: swinging idly in the hammock in the shady garden. Thoma painted this scene the year before his marriage to the flower painter Cella Berteneder. It shows his future bride with a child in her lap. And yet they both look annoyingly stiff, as if they do not know each other very well. The luxuriant green of the setting in which they seem to be floating becomes unsettlingly gloomy in the background. What at first sight seems to be a tranquil picture of mother and child leads the viewer - upon closer examination - into a strange dream world.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
In the Hammock
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten links: HTh (ligiert) 76.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1908 with funds provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 41A762 hammock
  • 42B742 mother and child(ren), woman and child(ren) (family group)
  • 61BB2(THOMA, Cella)12(+55) historical person (THOMA, Cella) - BB - woman - historical person (THOMA, Cella) in a double-portrait (+ full length portrait)
  • 61BB2(THOMA, Ella)12(+55) historical person (THOMA, Ella) - BB - woman - historical person (THOMA, Ella) in a double-portrait (+ full length portrait)
Secondary

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24.11.2020