Portrait of the Painter Louis Eysen, Wilhelm Leibl
Wilhelm Leibl
Portrait of the Painter Louis Eysen
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Wilhelm Leibl

Portrait of the Painter Louis Eysen, ca. 1870


Dimensions
44.0 x 37.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2093
Acquisition
Acquired in 1962, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Looming up out of the darkness, Louis Eysen encounters the viewer with a sceptical gaze. The wan light draws his light face out of the shadows and enables us to recognise the restlessness which contrasts with the sensuous lips and the dark eyes. Driven and introspective - that is how Leibl described Eysen, a Städel student he had met in Paris in 1869. The portrait of the artist should be seen in the context of the cult of friendship within Leibl's circle and reflects the close relationship of the artists to each other. Leibl's portraits in particular grant an intimate glimpse into the souls of his friends.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of the Painter Louis Eysen
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1962, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B2(EYSEN, Louis)11(+522) historical person (EYSEN, Louis) - historical person (EYSEN, Louis) portrayed alone (+ three-quarter view portrait)
  • 48C513 portrait, self-portrait of painter
Secondary

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02.07.2020