Skizzenbuch, Friedrich Metz
Friedrich Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Friedrich Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1852


Buchblock mit Einband
131 x 100 x 12 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
130 x 97 x 7 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, pen and brown ink, brush in brown, blue, yellow and green, red chalk on light blue wove paper, in half leather book covers with parchment corners, spine embossed with gold, boards covered with marbled paper
Inventory Number
SG 2757
Object Number
SG 2757 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 probably took this sketchbook with its light blue pages on a journey to Naples, Capri and Sicily from July to October 1852. With a pencil, occasionally washed over with pen or brush, he captured landscapes, buildings but also sculptures and mosaics: in Naples, for example, an ancient Roman equestrian statue now in the National Archaeological Museum, artworks from the Real Museo Borbonico, now the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, or frescoes by Giotto, ancient reliefs in Amalfi or the mosaics and stone sarcophagi in the cathedrals of Palermo and Monreale. He was also interested in the landscape, especially the Faraglioni rock formations in the Gulf of Naples off Capri. In between, Ludwig Metz noted observations in his sketchbook, also lists and calculations, often accompanied by quick architectural sketches, sections and floor plans.

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, pen and brown ink, brush in brown, blue, yellow and green, red chalk on light blue wove paper, in half leather book covers with parchment corners, spine embossed with gold, boards covered with 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): 1852
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel datiert: 1852; 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

19.02.2024