Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1847


Buchblock mit Einband
200 x 137 x 15 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
195 x 127 x 10 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, pen and dark brown ink, brush in red and partly painted in watercolours on wove paper, in dark green paperback, covered with marbled paper
Inventory Number
SG 2731
Object Number
SG 2731 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

Between July 1847 and October 1848, Ludwig Metz undertook various excursions to Salzburg, Lake Garda, Venice, Trento, Verona, Munich, Marburg, Nuremberg and Bamberg. A logical route can only be roughly backtracked if we assume that Metz did not fill the sketchbook systematically from front to back but, rather, turned random pages while drawing, or that he recorded different trips in this sketchbook. Metz mainly used the pencil to jot down architectural motifs, especially from medieval sacral buildings, to which he sometimes added colour notes and measurements. As in many of his other sketchbooks ‒ as is common for plan drawings ‒, he tinted the supporting walls in the ground plans and details in the cuts mostly with a brush in red. Besides the historical buildings, he also carefully studied the church of St. Ludwig in Munich, built by Friedrich von Gärtner between 1829 and 1844.

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, pen and dark brown ink, brush in red and partly painted in watercolours on wove paper, in dark green paperback, covered with marbled paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts (mit Bleistift): Ludwig Metz. München. 1847; 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
  • “LUDWIG.KOENIG.VON.BAYERN” im Blätterkranz

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