Lying nude, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Lying nude
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Lying nude, ca. 1923


Blatt
381 x 500 mm
Physical Description
Brush in black over pencil on cardboard
Inventory Number
16242
Object Number
16242V Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Acquisition

When Ernst Ludwig Kirchner took his own life in Switzerland in June 1938, the Second World War had yet to begin. It would be eight years after the war ended before Kirchner's brother, Walter, succeeded in transferring the artist's entire estate back to Germany. The management of the Städel Museum quickly showed great interest, especially in his works on paper. The acquisitions were accompanied by a number of donations from the heirs to the estate, who wanted to help to fill the gaps in numerous German museum collections of modern art which had been caused by the confiscations during the 'degenerate art' campaign in 1937.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Lying nude
Draughtsman
Recto
Portrait of Erna Wearing a Hat
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Brush in black over pencil on cardboard
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Oben links Nachlassstempel Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Berlin und Davos-Frauenkirch (Lugt 1570b), mit der zugehörigen Bezeichnung (in Schwarz): F Da/Ba 26; Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Lenz 1974, 75

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31AA14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA2364 lying on one side, with uplifted upper part of the body and leaning on the arm - AA - female human figure
Secondary

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Last update

19.01.2022