Längmatte bei Monduntergang, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Längmatte bei Monduntergang
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Längmatte bei Monduntergang, 1919


Blatt
367 x 323 mm
Druckstock
295 x 295 mm
Inventory Number
65619
Object Number
65619 D
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Kirchner used all the possibilities of this printing technique with great effort for this outstanding woodblock print. He used several printing blocks, each inked differently, and placed them exactly next to and on top of each other so that the inks overlapped. Only after his press from Berlin, which weighed over 100 kilograms, had been transported into his place of exile in Switzerland could the artist carry out such elaborate woodblock prints. The woodcut was made after the composition of an oil painting that he had painted before. How supernatural the colours of this winter moon night seem, which Kirchner had observed one morning in the mountains in front of his house.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Längmatte bei Monduntergang (Original Title)
Title Translation
Winter Landscape by Moonlight
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts: E L Kirchner; bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung links: Farbendruck Eigendruck; betitelt unterhalb der Darstellung mittig: Längmatte bei Monduntergang
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 1098.
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Schiefler H. 360
  • Dube H. 390, 4
  • Gercken 958, 2

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 23F41 winter landscape; landscape symbolizing winter (the four seasons of the year)
  • 23R141 night ~ landscape (sometimes titled 'Nox')
  • 26D1 snow
  • 25H111 mountain-range, snow peaks
Secondary
Associative
  • 26D frost, freezing weather

Research and Discussion

Research

Old Inventory Number
ELK133

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15.05.2019