Self-Portrait from Munich, Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma
Self-Portrait from Munich
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Hans Thoma

Self-Portrait from Munich, 1873

54.3 x 44.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 904
Acquired in 1938, Hans Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Kücher
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Self-Portrait from Munich
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben links: HTh / 1873 / München 15. Januar

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1938, Hans Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Kücher

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 48C513(+2) portrait, self-portrait of painter (+ artist in non-work situation)
  • 61B2(THOMA, Hans)11(+52) historical person (THOMA, Hans) - historical person (THOMA, Hans) portrayed alone (+ (THOMA, Hans) bust portrait)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31D14(+4) adult man (+ three-quarter view)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Otto Eiser (1834-1898) / Eduard Küchler (1840-1919, Vater von Sofie Bergman geb. Küchler)
an Sofie Bergman-Küchler (1878-1960), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf und Schenkung als "Hans Thoma-Sammlung von Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler" an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1938.


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