Portrait of Käthe Kollwitz, Hugo Erfurth
Hugo Erfurth
Portrait of Käthe Kollwitz
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Hugo Erfurth

Portrait of Käthe Kollwitz, 1925 – 1929 (1935)


Bild
37.9 x 28.1 cm
Physical Description
Oil print on gelatin paper (print 1935)
Inventory Number
St.F.85
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

His works were to be “true, clear and lifelike” – according to the credo of the photographer Hugo Erfurth. His portraits are set apart by his incorruptible view of humans. Countless famous personalities of his time sat for the pioneer of modern photography at his studio in Dresden, among them Lovis Corinth and Käthe Kollwitz. Erfurth created en face bust portraits of the two artists: nothing distracts from their expressive and serious expressions.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Käthe Kollwitz
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil print on gelatin paper (print 1935)
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Primary
  • 48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist
  • 48B2 artist in non-work situation
  • 61BB2(KOLLWITZ, Käthe)(+521) historical person (KOLLWITZ, Käthe) - BB - woman (+ full face portrait)
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31A25 postures and gestures of arms and hands
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02.07.2020