Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1847


Buchblock mit Einband
167 x 111 x 9 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
161 x 105 x 6 mm
Einleger 1
108 x 138 mm
Einleger 2
165 x 105 x 3 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, occasionally pen and brown ink, on wove paper, in paperback, covered with green paper, with leather pen loops, all edges coloured yellow Inlay 1: pencil on wove paper; inlay 2: pencil on several sheets of wove paper held together by remnants of stitches
Inventory Number
SG 2811
Object Number
SG 2811 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

In 1847, Ludwig Metz travelled to the Bavarian Alps. With a pencil and mostly in landscape format, he drew mountain and valley landscapes near Füssen and Berchtesgaden. Details on locations are comparatively rare, so that a further determination of what was depicted could only be made by the shape of the peaks. Occasionally, an interest in the changing cloud formations is shown, which was seldom considered in his other sketchbooks. A slender tree often leads the way into the landscape, a well-established means of directing the viewer’s gaze in landscape painting, but it does sometimes give the impression of composed landscapes to Ludwig Metz’s impressions of nature sketched here.

The sheets enclosed with the sketchbook were created in a different context: except for one, these sheets are still stapled, most probably the remains of an otherwise unpreserved sketchbook that accompanied the artist on journeys through Italy and Croatia between 1874 and 1879. According to the dates and locations, Ludwig Metz must have travelled via Italy (Spoleto, Subiaco; Amrino, Gorizia) to the Croatian coast (Poreč, Rovinj, Šibenik, Solin, Split), where he mainly captured landscapes with outlined buildings in pencil.

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, occasionally pen and brown ink, on wove paper, in paperback, covered with green paper, with leather pen loops, all edges coloured yellow Inlay 1: pencil on wove paper; inlay 2: pencil on several sheets of wove paper held together by remnants of stitches
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Datiert und bezeichnet auf dem vorderen Spiegel von fremder Hand (mit Bleistift): L. Metz 1847
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel unten mittig Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
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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

23.04.2024