Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1839 – 1840


Buchblock mit Einband
166 x 106 x 12 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
166 x 100 x 10 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, brush in blue, yellow, green, ochre, red and black; pen and brown and black ink on ribbed laid paper, in paperback, covered with black-and-red-marbled paper
Inventory Number
SG 2729
Object Number
SG 2729 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 sketchbook, used between winter 1839 and spring 1840, accompanied Ludwig Metz on trips to Höchst in Hessia. In addition to rather realistic depictions of the Church of Justinus, the castle or the medieval city wall, Metz also and above all recorded details of frieze ornaments, some of which he probably copied from master books or modelled after them. Unlike the architectural and city views captured in pencil, Metz did not date or label these ornamental studies. However, the artist coloured many of the precisely arranged frieze, tendril and palmette studies with a brush, and occasionally also drew them with a pen. They seem to fulfil the function of a sample collection and may have served Metz later as templates for his own works.

For a full sketchbook description, please see “Research”

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, brush in blue, yellow, green, ochre, red and black; pen and brown and black ink on ribbed laid paper, in paperback, covered with black-and-red-marbled paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Spiegel vorne signiert und datiert oben rechts (mit Bleistift): im Winter n. 39-40. [unterstrichen] / L. Metz; Verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Bl. 1, 18, 27, 31, 38, 49, 63: "...INTER" Bl. 3, 4, 8, 15, 19, 20, 25, 32, 33, 39, 40, 57, 60, 61, 65, 66: Umfassung aus Bohlen, einer Tatze Bl. 5, 6, 9, 14, 21, 22, 26, 34, 41, 42, 45,46, 50, 52, 55, 56, 67: "I G W" Bl. 7, 35, 43, 51, 58: Kopf der Symbolfigur, kopfüber und gespiegelt Bl. 11, 16, 23, 30, 36, 48, 53: "PRO PATRIA" + Motiv Bl. 10: Schrift beschnitten BL 28: Ranke an Blütenstab, kopfüber Bl. 54: Motiv nicht erkennbar

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