Postcard invitation to a lantern festival, Oskar Schlemmer
Oskar Schlemmer
Postcard invitation to a lantern festival
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Oskar Schlemmer

Postcard invitation to a lantern festival, 1922


Karton
105 x 152 mm
Physical Description
Lithograph in black, hand-coloured with brush and watercolour, on cardboard (postcard)
Inventory Number
68037
Object Number
68037 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 2021 as a gift from Christian Strenger in memory of Ulrike Crespo
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Postcard invitation to a lantern festival
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Lithograph in black, hand-coloured with brush and watercolour, on cardboard (postcard)
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet im Stein: Laternen / Fe // st / Bauhaus / Sonnwend / Weimar [alles in Versalien] // 1922 [alles um 45 Grad gedreht]
Captions Added Later
Verso hs. Weihnachts- und Neujahrsgrüße 1948/49 von Grete Willers (1883–1977) an Vincent Weber (1902–1990) (mit der Feder in Braun): Bückeborg, Schwen [alles in Versalien] - / str. 1 // 14.12.48. / Lieber Vincent Weber! / Ist sie nicht von Schlemmer / diese Karte, u. ich glaube, sogar / „hand coloriert“. Jedenfalls doch / sehr geeignet, um Ihnen ein / recht schönes Weihnachtsfest / zu wünschen – wenn es nicht / so grässlich nach vergangenen / jüngst vergangenen Zeiten röche – / würde ich auf die Umseite / hinweisen „fröhl. Sonnen- / wende 1948! sagen – Man / lässt keine Drachen mehr steigen… Der Bindfaden fehlt – / aber es wird bald wiederkommen / –– Ich werde in Bad Homburg / sein bei einer Freundin und / deren Töchter u. vielen Enkel- / kindern. Am Liebsten wäre / ich allein. Und Sie in Rom? St. Paolo / wie schön das klingt! Aber gewiss / schauten Sie gern mal ein / Stündchen herein nach Deutsch- / land? Warten Sie noch etwas! / - Denken Sie sich [?] […] uralte / Bilder aus – Sie erregten Aufsehen / im kl. Bückeburg. Aus Paris 1914 / 1917 B[…?], sogar Kritiken / Komisch. – / [entlang des linken Rands:] Ich denke so gern / an früher zurück! // Bismarkstr. 11b! bei Faber. / [entlang des rechten Rands:] Herzlichen Gruss u. Prost Neujahr jetzt schon! / Ihre alte Grete Willers.
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • von Maur 1977 521

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2021 as a gift from Christian Strenger in memory of Ulrike Crespo

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 31A221 head (human)
  • 49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49L1 letters, alphabet, script

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943)
...
Grete Willers (1883–1977), Bückeburg [Senderin der Postkarte]
an Vincent Weber (1902–1990), Rom, 1948 [Empfänger der Postkarte]
...
Hans Bolliger (1915-2002), Zürich
...
Rotes Antiquariat und Galerie C. Bartsch, Berlin
Christian Strenger, Frankfurt am Main
Schenkung an das Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, in Erinnerung an Ulrike Crespo 2021.

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Last update

07.12.2022