Portrait of Käthe von Porada, Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
Portrait of Käthe von Porada
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Max Beckmann

Portrait of Käthe von Porada, 1924


Dimensions
120.0 x 43.0 cm
Inventory Number
LG 4
Acquisition
On permanent loan from SEB, Frankfurt am Main, since 1977
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 9

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About the Work

The delicate dress, the elongated limbs and the mirror reminiscent of a halo emphasise the fashion journalist Käthe von Porada’s (1891–1985) elegant appearance. She lived in Frankfurt from 1924 on and was one of Max Beckmann’s closest friends. In 1928, she went to Paris as a correspondent for the “Frankfurter Zeitung”, from where she supported Beckmann immensely. She bought several of his works, helped him with an exhibition and his move into exile in Amsterdam. Beckmann repeatedly used such slender vertical formats for portraits of the ladies of Frankfurt in the early 1920s.

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Title
Portrait of Käthe von Porada
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts: Beckmann F. 24
Work Catalogues
  • Göpel 2021, Nr. 226

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Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe der SEB, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
On permanent loan from SEB, Frankfurt am Main, since 1977

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Last update

22.11.2022