Scene at a Café, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Scene at a Café
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Scene at a Café, ca. 1926


Dimensions
47.0 x 55.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2468
Acquisition
Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

“It often happened that 3‒4 canvases were pulled over each other when I had no stretcher frame,” Kirchner wrote in 1918 about his work. So this “Scene in the café” was underneath the later painting “Sledding in the Snow”. It only came to light during a technological investigation at the Atelier für Gemälderestaurierung.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Scene at a Café
Painter
Period Produced
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
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 43B311(+21) restaurant (+ being served ~ indoor recreation)
  • 43B31(+11) inn, coffee-house, public house, etc. (+ waiter, waitress, etc.)
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA235(+72) sitting figure - AA - female human figure (+ two persons)
  • 31A235(+72) sitting figure (+ two persons)
Secondary
  • 41C3 laid table: table-ware, table-decoration, etc.
  • 41D221(HAT) head-gear: hat

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Last import

20.05.2020