Self-portrait, Jakob Nussbaum
Jakob Nussbaum
Self-portrait
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Jakob Nussbaum

Self-portrait, 1927


Dimensions
33.6 x 22.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Inventory Number
SG 431
Acquisition
Acquired in 1927 through Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

In the 1920s, Nussbaum was one of the most important artist personalities in Frankfurt and made a considerable contribution to the cultural life of the city. At the Städel School, he headed a master studio but, after the seizure of power by the Nazis, was forced to step down because of his Jewish ancestry and fled to Palestine. Here, he presents his face in semi-profile, gazing out at the viewer with scepticism. The Impressionist play of shadow adds drama to the gaze. The collar of his painting smock refers to his profession as an artist, whereby the focus is laid on his emotional expression.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Self-portrait
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert oben links: J. N. 27.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1927 through Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe

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Primary
  • 61B2(NUSSBAUM, Jakob)11(+522) historical person (NUSSBAUM, Jakob) - historical person (NUSSBAUM, Jakob) portrayed alone (+ three-quarter view portrait)
  • 48C513 portrait, self-portrait of painter
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16.09.2019