Portrait of a Painter in a Parisian Studio, Ottilie W. Roederstein
Ottilie W. Roederstein
Portrait of a Painter in a Parisian Studio
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Ottilie W. Roederstein

Portrait of a Painter in a Parisian Studio, 1887

86.1 x 49.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 424
Acquired in 1927
Not on display


About the Work

A grande entrée in a small studio: an artist has adopted a confident air and a Bohemian attitude as he sits for his portrait in the sparsely furnished room. The painting of his right hand is incomplete. Hanging on the wall like the coat of arms of a guild is a palette. Two colleagues are meeting here as equals: the unknown man being portrayed and the female artist painting him. At the age of twenty-two, the painter Ottilie Roederstein travelled, like many artists of her time, to Paris, where she succeeded in asserting herself in the male-dominated art scene. She took lessons from portraitists such as Jean-Jacques Henner and exhibited works at the Paris Salon.

Work Data

Basic Information

Portrait of a Painter in a Parisian Studio
Production Place
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signed and dated upper right: O. W. Roederstein Paris 1887
Inscribed bottom right: m/Coll Altheim z f. Erg. 93
Work Catalogues
  • Rök 1999, WVZ Nr. 92
  • Jughenn, WVZ Nr. 1887-1

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1927

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 48C512 painter in non-work situation
  • 48B11 workshop, studio of the artist (in general)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31A2352 sitting on an elevation


Research and Discussion


Object History
Ottilie Roederstein
Schenkung an Wilhelm Altheim (1871-1914), Frankfurt am Main
verkauft durch die Kunsthandlung Alexander Haas, Frankfurt am Main, an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1927.


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