Skizzenbuch, Carl Morgenstern
Carl Morgenstern
Skizzenbuch
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Carl Morgenstern

Skizzenbuch, 1831 – 1832


Buchblock mit Einband
189 x 130 x 14 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
182 x 118 x 9 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, pen and brown and black ink, watercolour on whatman wove paper, in half leather book covers with leather corners, boards covered with marbled paper, with pen loops
Inventory Number
15879
Object Number
15879 Z
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Landeswohlfahrtsverband Hessen since 1954
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

In December 1831, Carl Morgenstern made his first drawing in the half-leather booklet with loops for slender pencils: he captured the trunk and branches of a weather-beaten fir tree with a pencil and then coloured it in subtle colours with a brush. Even before Morgenstern left for Munich in 1832 to study under the successful landscape painter Carl Rottmann, he recorded everything in this sketchbook that caught his eye: a hunt at Petterweil, a hunting party at Bonames, figure studies, variously dressed in traditional costume, conifers, but also such inconspicuous motifs as a house corner with large stones. There are also views of walks through the surroundings of Frankfurt, especially to Rödelheim and Hausen, and of the journey to Munich, with motifs near Bad Aibling, Lake Chiemsee, near Bad Reichenhall, Lake Starnberg near Seeshaupt and Iffeldorf. He also recorded relatively detailed compositional drafts for later paintings. On the sketchbook’s fourteenth page, he even included a drawing by his colleague Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1739‒1808), a well-known and respected painter of horses, who, like Morgenstern, was probably in Rödelheim in May 1832 (see the sketchbook Inv. SG 3078, Städel Museum).

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 and black ink, watercolour on whatman wove paper, in half leather book covers with leather corners, boards covered with marbled paper, with pen loops
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert, datiert und bezeichnet auf dem vorderen Spiegel oben (mit Feder in Schwarz): angefangen d. 29 Oct. 1831. / Carl Morgenstern [mit Wellenlinie unterstrichen] / in Frankfurt a/m Zeil D 203; verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel Stempel: Leihgabe des Landeswohl- / fahrtsverbandes Hessen
Auf dem vorderen und hinteren Spiegel Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356) mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Bl. 1, 6, 8, 13, 33, 34, 39, 40, 43, 44: J Whatman [in Kapitälchen] / 1829

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Landeswohlfahrtsverband Hessen since 1954

Research and Discussion

Research

Description / Content
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Last update

19.02.2024