Skizzenbuch, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Skizzenbuch
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Johann Wilhelm Schirmer

Skizzenbuch, 1807 – 1863


Buchblock mit Einband
142 x 217 x 15 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
137 x 212 x 9 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, black chalk and pen and dark grey ink on wove paper, in half cloth book covers with leather corners, boards covered with brown paper with grain embossing, with three pen loops
Inventory Number
SG 2115
Object Number
SG 2115 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938 with the Hans Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Kücher
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

In his sketchbook, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer mainly drew quick studies of landscapes, mostly with a pencil, sometimes also with a pen and black-brown. Undated and without any place names, it is difficult to classify the landscapes more precisely ‒ even the isolated churches and half-timbered houses remain too generic for that. Using the landscape format of the book, Schirmer often drew far out to the opposite page and then closed the picture with a framing line. Since the last drawings in the book, now mainly figure studies, were rotated by 180 degrees, it can be assumed that the artist opened the book for this new theme from the back and used it this way. A large part of the pages towards the end of the book remained blank.

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, black chalk and pen and dark grey ink on wove paper, in half cloth book covers with leather corners, boards covered with brown paper with grain embossing, with three pen loops
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Bezeichnet auf dem vorderen Spiegel von fremder Hand (mit blauer Tinte): Skizzenbuch: J. W. Schirmer / erworben XII.31 von [...?] O Zittel-Pasing. / von J. A. B. [letzte Zeile mit Bleistift ergänzt]
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel unten links Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • J Whatman [in Kapitälchen] // D [...?]

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938 with the Hans Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Kücher

Research and Discussion

Research

Description / Content
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Provenance

Object History
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Otto Eiser (1834-1898) / Eduard Küchler (1840-1919, Vater von Sofie Bergman geb. Küchler)
an Sofie Bergman-Küchler (1878-1960), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf und Schenkung als "Hans Thoma-Sammlung von Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler" an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1938.

Information

Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.

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  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

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Conservation and Restoration

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Last update

10.04.2024