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 AG, Frankfurt am Main, since 1977
Status
Not exhibited

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The red fabric of her elegant gown envelops the delicate figure. Her head is supported by her hand with noticeably long fingers in a melancholy gesture, lending Käthe von Porada (1891-1983) a pensive look. The exaggerated vertical format of the portrait emphasises the gentility of the subject seated on the throne-like chair. The mirror framing her head resembles a halo. Beckmann met Porada in Frankfurt in 1922. During the 1930s, when she lived in Paris, she supported him with great commitment. When one of his exhibitions was cancelled on political grounds, she spontaneously decided to hold it in her own apartment.

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Portrait of Käthe von Porada
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts: Beckmann F. 24

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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Foto: U. Edelmann
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On permanent loan from SEB AG, Frankfurt am Main, since 1977

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31.01.2019