Portrait of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma
Portrait of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse
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Hans Thoma

Portrait of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, 1892


Dimensions
64 x 52.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Inventory Number
ALH 7
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege since 2012
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 5

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About the Work

Hans Thoma, “the German people’s favourite painter”, lived in Frankfurt for over 20 years. Only recently was the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser Foundation for Art and Cultural Heritage able to acquire the portrait of the Hessian prince. Due to the restrained composition and the contrast of monochrome fields of colour, the painting has a strikingly modern feeling. At the same time, its colouration and fine painterly execution recall German old master portraits. With more than 80 paintings, the Städel boasts an extraordinarily extensive collection of works by Thoma, of which only a small portion can be exhibited at any given time.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und monogrammiert rechts: HTh / 1892

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe der Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege since 2012

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 31A221 head (human)
  • 41AA1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings - AA - civic architecture: inside
  • 41D2121 coat
  • 41D222(COLLAR) neck-gear: collar
  • 61D(HESSEN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (HESSEN) (HESSEN)

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Last update

19.02.2024