Peasant Lovers, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Peasant Lovers
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Peasant Lovers, 1863


Dimensions
53.0 x 45.0 cm
Inventory Number
1393
Acquisition
Acquired in 1904 as a donation from Emil and Karl Sulzbach, in memory of their father Rudolf Sulzbach, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

The Sulzbachs were important Jewish private bankers in Frankfurt over several generations. Rudolph Sulzbach had chosen a prominent location for his corporate offices, opposite the Thurn und Taxis Palais. It was in his memory that his sons were prompted to donate the painting. Sulzbach acted boldly in financing industry, including the recently founded AEG; few private bankers ventured into this field at the time. After his death in 1904 his sons commemorated their father with the Rudolph Sulzbach Foundation, which supported talented businessmen. Some of the foundation's funds were also made available for the establishment of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Peasant Lovers
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert rechts, etwa 16 cm über dem unteren Rand: Waldm. 1863

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1904 as a donation from Emil and Karl Sulzbach, in memory of their father Rudolf Sulzbach, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 46A14 farmers
  • 46AA14 farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife
  • 33C233 (lovers) embracing each other, 'symplegma'
  • 33C29 the envious friends; criticizing bystanders ~ love couple
  • 31A25341 looking with the hand above the eyes
  • 31A2518 hand on the hip
Secondary

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22.10.2021