Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz;   attributed
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz attributed

Skizzenbuch, October 1837 – March 1838


Buchblock mit Einband
221 x 140 x 8 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
221 x 140 x 3 mm
Physical Description
Pencil on wove paper, in paperback, covered with tadpole-like marbled paper
Inventory Number
SG 2751
Object Number
SG 2751 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

The drawings in this sketchbook were made in October and November 1837 as well as possibly in March 1838. They mainly show extensive views of medieval buildings in Seckbach and Frankfurt am Main, and were probably made during forays on the spot or – after previous sketches or models – at the drawing table, as can be assumed for the two detailed studies of a pinned stag beetle. Rapidly applied ornamental studies fill the book’s last pages; they are unusual for Friedrich Metz but are frequently found in his younger brother Ludwig Metz’s sketchbooks. Both brothers’ drawing styles are comparatively similar in their early years. The sketchbook, which came among a number of other sketchbooks by the Metz brothers to the Städel Museum from the Feist-Belmont Collection, was inventoried as the work of Friedrich Metz at the time; however, it seems more likely that it should be attributed to Ludwig Metz.

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil on wove paper, in paperback, covered with tadpole-like marbled paper
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): 1837/38
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel mittig Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Bl. 2, Bl. 5, Bl. 9: H STE[...?, beschnitten] Bl. 3, Bl. 4, Bl. 8, Spiegel: [...?, beschnitten]INBACH

Property and Acquisition

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

Research and Discussion

Research

Historic Attribution
Description / Content
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Last update

10.04.2024