Nude with Hat, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Nude with Hat, 1910 (1920)

195.5 x 64.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1168
Acquired in 1957 as a gift from Werner Hagemann; formerly Carl Hagemann Collection
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 11


About the Work

Kirchner depicted his then partner Doris Große (called Dodo) wearing only a necklace, a large hat and red shoes. Naked but self-confident, she stands in Kirchner’s Dresden studio. The background is formed by wall hangings that were painted by the artist himself and inspired by African art. Kirchner based the design of the nude on Lucas Cranach the Elder’s “Venus”, found in the Städel Museum’s collection. In this work, Kirchner combined his preference for German Renaissance painting with the new influences of non-European art, which he had studied intensively in the Dresden Ethnological Museum. In later years, the artist repeatedly referred to this as his best nude painting.

About the Acquisition

From 1900 onwards, the Frankfurt chemist and industrialist Carl Hagemann (1867‒1940) assembled one of the most important private collections of modern art. It included numerous paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, especially by members of the artist group “Die Brücke”. After Carl Hagemann died in an accident during the Second World War, the then Städel director Ernst Holzinger arranged for Hagemann’s heirs to evacuate his collection with the museum’s collection. In gratitude, the family donated almost all of the works on paper to the Städel Museum in 1948. Further donations and permanent loans as well as purchases of paintings and watercolours from the Hagemann estate helped to compensate for the losses the museum had suffered in 1937 as part of the Nazi’s “Degenerate Art” campaign. Today, the Hagemann Collection forms the core of the Städel museum’s Expressionist collection.

Audio & Video

  • Basic information
  • Focus on cultural history
  • Highlights of the Städel Collection
  • Kunst|Stück - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Stehender Akt mit Hut
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Stehender Akt mit Hut (1910), Städel Museum Frankfurt.

Work Data

Basic Information

Nude with Hat
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: E. L. Kirchner 07
Work Catalogues
  • Gordon 1968, Nr. 163

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1957 as a gift from Werner Hagemann; formerly Carl Hagemann Collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown


  • 61BB2(GROSSE, Doris)11(+55) historical person (GROSSE, Doris) - BB - woman - historical person (GROSSE, Doris) portrayed alone (+ full length portrait)
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 41D92 woman (showing herself) undressed, quasi-nude
  • 41D221(HAT) head-gear: hat
  • 41D2332 shoes, sandals
  • 41D266 ornaments, jewels
  • 48B11 workshop, studio of the artist (in general)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Carl Hagemann (1906-1940), Frankfurt, 1933
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, 1940
Depositum im Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 1941
verkauft an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1957.


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