Portrait of Carl Couple, Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
Portrait of Carl Couple
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Max Beckmann

Portrait of Carl Couple, 1918


Dimensions
65.5 x 55.0 x 2.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 76
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 2006
Status
On display

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Beckmann enjoyed the carefree hours he spent with his friends the Carls in Frankfurt, whom he visited regularly and often. Mr. Carl was the brother-in-law of his painter friend Ugi Battenberg. This portrait was painted on commission in the final year of the First World War. It shows the husband before a closed window with a worried look on his face; outside, dark clouds gather between bright red facades. His wife gently endeavours to cheer him up. The hyacinth glass on the left is a symbol of fidelity.

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Portrait of Carl Couple
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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
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On permanent loan from a private collector since 2006

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20.08.2019