Italienisches Skizzenbuch, Emil Lugo
Emil Lugo
Italienisches Skizzenbuch
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Emil Lugo

Italienisches Skizzenbuch, 1872


Buchblock mit Einband
198 x 282 x 16 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
189 x 275 x 10 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, fixative on wove paper, in half cloth book covers, covered with violet glossy paper with grain embossing as well as a golden impring "ALBUM" (strongly rubbed), endpapers made of pink paper
Inventory Number
SG 2117
Object Number
SG 2117 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938 as the Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Emil Lugo used this landscape sketchbook with the faded imprint “Album” on his first trip to Italy from 1871 to 1873, when he was accompanied by his artist colleague Max Wilhelm Roman (1849‒1910). The drawings, partly with dates and locations, document Lugo’s stays in and around Rome from April to August 1872. Among other places, Lugo captured the view of the Lateran, visited Villa Borghese (April), then travelled to Tivoli (May to June), Subiaco (June), Civitella (July) and Olevano (August). His pencil-drawn landscape and city views, which he did with different degrees of precision, allow us to draw conclusions about the artist’s working methods. Lugo first captured what he saw in brief outlines before he expanded on what he was particularly interested in. Often, therefore, his drawings only show a reduced depiction of the foreground or background. Lugo made full use of the book’s landscape format for the composition, sometimes he even developed the drawing over a double page. For this, he usually chose a slightly elevated position. Individual framed compositions may well have been intended as sketches for later paintings. The artist left the last pages blank.

For a full sketchbook description, please see “Research”.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Italienisches Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, fixative on wove paper, in half cloth book covers, covered with violet glossy paper with grain embossing as well as a golden impring "ALBUM" (strongly rubbed), endpapers made of pink paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und bezeichnet auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz oben rechts (mit Feder in Schwarz): Emil Lugo. Rom. Via felice 134.; verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstler im Buch
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel unten links Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

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 1938 as the Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler

Research and Discussion

Research

Description Scetchbook
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Provenance

Object History
...
Otto Eiser (1834-1898) / Eduard Küchler (1840-1919, Vater von Sofie Bergman geb. Küchler)
an Sofie Bergman-Küchler (1878-1960), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf und Schenkung als "Hans Thoma-Sammlung von Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler" an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1938.

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Last update

13.01.2022