Portrait of Ida Müller, née Scholderer, Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma
Portrait of Ida Müller, née Scholderer
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Hans Thoma

Portrait of Ida Müller, née Scholderer, 1877


Dimensions
42.4 x 32.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 644
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938 with the Lulu Müller Collection
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

Texts

About the Work

Earnest and inward-looking, Ida Müller gazes into the void. Her rosy cheeks and her pinned-up locks, some of which have fallen onto her forehead, alone soften the austerity of the painter Victor Müller’s young widow. Her gaze is directed neither at the onlooker nor into the distance, as is the custom in classical portraits. Thoma’s work relates the widow’s story and her character. She was also the sister of the painter Otto Scholderer and belonged to the close circle of friends of the Kronberg artist colony.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Ida Müller, née Scholderer
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert oben links: HTh (ligiert) 1877

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 1938 with the Lulu Müller Collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(MÜLLER, Ida)11(+51) historical person (MÜLLER, Ida) - BB - woman - historical person (MÜLLER, Ida) portrayed alone (+ head (MÜLLER, Ida) (MÜLLER, Ida))
  • 31D15 adult woman
Secondary

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Last update

24.11.2020