Schlafender mit Katze II, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Schlafender mit Katze II
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Schlafender mit Katze II, 1930


Blatt
303 x 427 mm
Platte/Bild
258 x 392 mm
Inventory Number
65753
Object Number
65753 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Texts

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

Title
Schlafender mit Katze II
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (in Blau): E L Kirchner 30; bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung links: Eigendruck
Captions Added Later
Verso nummeriert unten links (mit Bleistift): 401
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Gercken 1669 II (von II)
  • Dube R. 608 I b (von II)
  • Nicht bei Schiefler

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 34B1 domestic animals, kept in the house

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), Davos
verkauft an Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Frankfurt am Main, 1931
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, Frankfurt am Main,1940
Schenkung der Erben an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1948.

Information

Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.

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  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

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Last update

10.04.2024