Landung einer mausköpfigen Amphora, Gerhard Altenbourg
Gerhard Altenbourg
Landung einer mausköpfigen Amphora
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Gerhard Altenbourg

Landung einer mausköpfigen Amphora, 1969


Blatt
536 x 317 mm
Physical Description
Watercolour, Mussini oil paint and Pitt crayon over woodcut over pencil on laid paper
Inventory Number
17125
Object Number
17125 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Gerhard Altenbourg drew the curved contours of an amphora – an antique vase-like vessel – over a rectangular woodcut. He gave the vessel’s neck a form that reminded him of a mouse. He enclosed the rectangle in an undulating white and pale blue shape, added two little legs at the bottom, and painted the surrounding surface with reddish watercolour. The depiction plays with the memory of the red- and black-figured antique clay vessels the artist was well acquainted with from regular visits to the Lindenau Museum in his native Altenburg.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Landung einer mausköpfigen Amphora (Original Title)
Title Translation
Landing of a Mouse-Headed Amphora
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Watercolour, Mussini oil paint and Pitt crayon over woodcut over pencil on laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten mittig (mit Bleistift): GA 69
Captions Added Later
Verso unten mittig sowie auf einem beiliegenden Zettel signiert, datiert und bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): 69/25 / Landung einer mausköpfigen Amphora / Altenbourg
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Janda II.69/25

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Gerhard Altenbourg
Anneliese Ströch (1928–2013)
erworben von Karl-Heinz Jureit, Frankfurt
Schenkung Elke und Karl-Heinz Jureit an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2012.

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Last update

15.02.2021