Landscape with Lofty Sky, Reinhold Ewald
Reinhold Ewald
Landscape with Lofty Sky
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Reinhold Ewald

Landscape with Lofty Sky, 1937


Dimensions
85.0 x 95.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 303A
Acquisition
Acquired in 1937
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

In his early twenties, Ewald was considered one of the great talents of contemporary art in Germany. The Städel acquired paintings by the native of Hanau from 1914 onwards, among them ‘Mother and Child’. To rescue that work, which the National Socialists had labelled ‘degenerate art’, the museum proposed an exchange to the artist. The threatened work was removed from the museum inventory and hidden. It was replaced by a more recent and less offensive work of Ewald’s – namely this atmospheric painting with rain clouds that have pushed their way in front of the sun.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Landscape with Lofty Sky
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Reinhold Ewald
Acquisition
Acquired in 1937

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone
  • 25H114 low hill country
  • 25H18 cultivated land
  • 24F firmament, sky
  • 26A clouds
Secondary

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Last update

22.10.2020