Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1873


Buchblock mit Einband
178 x 116 x 10 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
167 x 104 x 7 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, occasionally brush in brown and white, on differently coloured wove papers, in linen-coloured cloth with three pen loops
Inventory Number
SG 2743
Object Number
SG 2743 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1942
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Ludwig Metz took this sketchbook, dated 1873, with him on his journey through northern Italy, from Brescia to Bergamo, to Lake Maggiore and on to Turin, Torre Pellice and Genoa. On the differently coloured sketchbook pages, he drew landscape, architectural and urban motifs with a pencil in relatively regular intervals, most of which he inscribed and sometimes added coloured notes to. He also noted down a planned itinerary from Genoa via Recco and Rapallo to Sestri Levante. The drawings are characterised by fast, strong strokes, with which he sometimes also set rich shades and which he occasionally accentuates with a brush in brown. With double-page drawings, he seems to have not been bothered by a change of paper colours, just as he did not include them in his other designs. A few full-page sheets contain addresses and notes. ‒ See also the sketchbook SG 2742 in the Städel Museum, which probably documents another part of the same trip.

For a full sketchbook description, please see “Research”.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, occasionally brush in brown and white, on differently coloured wove papers, in linen-coloured cloth with three pen loops
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Datiert auf dem vorderen Spiegel von fremder Hand (mit Bleistift): 1869
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel Etikett des Buchbinders: SCHREIB · MAL & ZEICHNEN / MATERIALIEN / ADRIAN BRUGGER / 2. THEATINER STRASSE, 2 / MÜNCHEN
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1942

Research and Discussion

Research

Description / Content
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Last update

10.04.2024