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


Dimensions
86.1 x 49.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 424
Acquisition
Acquired in 1927
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

Texts

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

Title
Portrait of a Painter in a Parisian Studio
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts: O. W. Roederstein Paris 1887
Bezeichnet unten rechts: m/Coll Altheim z f. Erg. 93

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1927

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

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

Research and Discussion

Provenance

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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Last update

02.07.2020