Path at the Rhine, August Macke
August Macke
Path at the Rhine
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Part of the same sketchbook

August Macke: Skizzenbuch Nr. 43 (Bonn), Sommer 1913. Inv. Nr. KdZ 2182 LM, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster


August Macke: Weg am Rhein, Aquarell (Vriesen 264)

August Macke

Path at the Rhine, 1912

80 x 140 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
16101 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


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.

Work Data

Basic Information

Path at the Rhine
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): Weg am Rhein 1912 Farbige Zeichnung
Verso Nachlassstempel August Macke, Bonn (Lugt 1775b), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer 51; Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Work Catalogues
  • Heiderich 1993.504.1773

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 25H213 river
  • 61D(RHEIN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (RHEIN) (RHEIN)
  • 31A27113(+72) strolling (+ two persons)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, Frankfurt am Main, 1940
Schenkung der Erben an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1948.


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