Salomo und seine Frauen, Emil Nolde
Emil Nolde
Salomo und seine Frauen
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Emil Nolde

Salomo und seine Frauen, 1911

605 x 445 mm
300 x 249 mm
Physical Description
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate
Not on display


About the Acquisition

From 1900 onwards, the Frankfurt chemist and industrialist Carl Hagemann (1867‒1940) assembled one of the most important private collections of modern art. It included numerous paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, especially by members of the artist group “Die Brücke”. After Carl Hagemann died in an accident during the Second World War, the then Städel director Ernst Holzinger arranged for Hagemann’s heirs to evacuate his collection with the museum’s collection. In gratitude, the family donated almost all of the works on paper to the Städel Museum in 1948. Further donations and permanent loans as well as purchases of paintings and watercolours from the Hagemann estate helped to compensate for the losses the museum had suffered in 1937 as part of the Nazi’s “Degenerate Art” campaign. Today, the Hagemann Collection forms the core of the Städel museum’s Expressionist collection.

Work Data

Basic Information

Salomo und seine Frauen
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): Emil Nolde.; betitelt unten mittig (von fremder Hand?): Salomon und seine Frauen; bezeichnet rechts daneben: selbst gedruckt.; nummeriert unten links: II. 4
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): M. 40.
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): [unleserlich] Nolde [unleserlich].; bezeichnet und nummeriert darunter (mit Kopierstift): Dr Hagemann Nr. 8; nummeriert links daneben (mit Bleistift): 5.
Verso mittig links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
  • mittig: [bekröntes Wappen mit einer Lilie] / VGZ // [...?]n Gelder [...] / Holland [...] [alles in Versalien und Kapitälchen, um 90 Grad nach rechts gedreht, beschnitten]
Work Catalogues
  • Schiefler-Mosel-Urban R. 153 II (von II)

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 11I62(SOLOMON) Solomon (not in biblical context); possible attributes of Solomon: crown, sceptre, sword
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure
  • 41C331 cup and saucer

Research and Discussion


Object History
Emil Nolde (1867-1956)
verkauft an Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Leverkusen, 1914 [1]
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, Frankfurt am Main, 1940
Schenkung der Erben an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1948.


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