Man and Girl, Emil Nolde
Emil Nolde
Man and Girl
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Emil Nolde

Man and Girl, 1918

624 x 459 mm
305 x 237 mm
Physical Description
Etching and aquatint in black on wove paper
Inventory Number
Object Number
68011 D
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


About the Acquisition

The Städel Museum has the photographer, psychotherapist, philanthropist, and long-time Frankfurt resident Ulrike Crespo (1950–2019) to thank for more than ninety works ranging from classical modernism to American pop art. The paintings, drawings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Ernst, Jean Dubuffet, Cy Twombly, and others originally belonged to the holdings of her grandfather, the Darmstadt-based industrialist Karl Ströher (1890–1977), who amassed an extensive art collection after World War II.

Work Data

Basic Information

Man and Girl
Eines von mind. 13 Ex.
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Etching and aquatint in black on wove paper
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): Emil Nolde.; betitelt unten mittig (von fremder Hand?): „Mann u. Mädchen“
Captions Added Later
Nummeriert oben links (mit Bleistift): 22
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): R. 664
  • unten links: Monogramm von Van Gelder Zonen; unten rechts: Holland
Work Catalogues
  • Mosel-Urban 194

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 31A231 standing figure
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 41D9 (showing oneself) undressed, quasi-nude

Research and Discussion


Object History
Karl Ströher (1890-1977), Darmstadt, 1957
Nachlass Karl Ströher, 1977
an seine Enkelin Ulrike Crespo (1950-2019), Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2019.


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