Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Therese Karl), Fritz von Uhde
Fritz von Uhde
Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Therese Karl)
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Fritz von Uhde

Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Therese Karl), 1890


Dimensions
121.0 x 101.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 595
Acquisition
Acquired in 1937
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

This likeness of his favourite model, "Therese Karl", is one of the few portraits the artist ever painted. Uhde was generally known for his religious and genre-like scenes. Therese was a dancer at the Royal Court Theatre Ballet in Munich and probably also Uhde's mistress. In spite of the melancholy pose and black dress enlivened by delicate light reflexes falling through the airy white curtain, the young woman looks relaxed and anything but gloomy. Standing between Realism and Impressionism, Uhde masterfully captures the different textures, which lend the painting its lightness and transparency.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Therese Karl)
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts: F v Uhde

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1937

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(KARL, Therese)(+54) historical person (KARL, Therese) - BB - woman (+ three-quarter length portrait)
  • 48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 31AA2352 sitting on an elevation - AA - female human figure
Secondary

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02.12.2019