Landscape, Adolph von Menzel
Adolph von Menzel
Landscape
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Adolph von Menzel

Landscape, 1892


Dimensions
37.5 x 22.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2263
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

This is Menzel's last painting, and the subject could hardly be less spectacular. On the edge of an overgrown garden, a small cat with a light patterned coat is balancing on the remains of a wall; a second cat is below it on the ground. Rampant nature has been left to its own devices here - and a tranquil silence envelops the enchanted corner. Menzel was a brilliant observer, for whom even the most insignificant detail could be important and thus become the subject of one of his paintings. For unknown reasons, the artist divided the painting into two soon after its completion; the second half is in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.

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Title
Landscape
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: A. Menzel 92

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

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15.05.2019