Sitzender Junge mit nackten Beinen, Fritz von Uhde
Fritz von Uhde
Sitzender Junge mit nackten Beinen
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Fritz von Uhde

Sitzender Junge mit nackten Beinen, ca. 1905 – 1910


Blatt
min. 421 x 295 mm
maximum height
427 mm
Inventory Number
15941
Object Number
15941 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1939
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The relaxed posture and dreamy facial expression suggest that this boy is completely unaware that he is being drawn. His childlike unselfconsciousness is underlined by the informal clothes and the casual way his bare legs dangle downwards. Fritz von Uhde was clearly of the opinion that the boy's quiet pose would not last very long, because he tried to capture the scene with rapid strokes. Another indication of this is that Uhde did not sign the sheet with his full name but simply initialled it. Despite the speed of execution, the child's personality has been captured convincingly.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Sitzender Junge mit nackten Beinen
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten rechts (mit Kohle): F. U.
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • E .T

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1939

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth)
Secondary

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Last update

29.07.2022