Praying figure, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Praying figure
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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Praying figure, 1917 – 1918


Dimensions
37.5 x 18.5 x 10.5 cm
Physical Description
Wood
Inventory Number
St.P417
Acquisition
Acquired in 1988 as Donation in Memory of Hanna Bekker vom Rath
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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    Focus on religion

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Praying figure
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Wood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 1988 as Donation in Memory of Hanna Bekker vom Rath

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Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Karl Schmidt-Rotluff (1884-1976), Berlin, bis mindestens 1950
erworben von Hanna Bekker vom Rath (1893-1983), Hofheim
Nachlass Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Frankfurt, 1983
Stiftung Barbara Bekker-Rawling und Maximiliane Kraft an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1988.

Information

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Last update

25.01.2021