Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1841


Buchblock mit Einband
205 x 141 x 18 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
200 x 132 x 10 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, pen and brown ink, brush in red, grey and brown on wove paper, in paperback, covered with marbled paper
Inventory Number
SG 2732
Object Number
SG 2732 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

During the summer 1841 and on his journey along the Rhine, Ludwig Metz drew with a fine, hard pencil, sometimes also with the pen in brown. The architectures ‒ some of which are reproduced precisely, from almost only sacred buildings, often set in the surrounding landscape, as well as ornaments and architectural details ‒ show a nearly documental verisimilitude. They bear witness to the specific architectural interest of the student architect, who, at the age of 19, visited Kiedrich, Scharfenberg, Bacharach, Oberweser, Glees, Andernach, Sinzig, Bonn, Cologne and Drachenfels from July to August. Metz used the sketchbook primarily to study the various sacred buildings, which gained new appreciation during the Rhine Romanticism and which Metz mostly depicted with interior and exterior views. As is common for architectural plans, Metz later occasionally washed the drawings with a brush or coloured parts, especially the ground plans and cuts, in red or brown.

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 red, grey and brown on wove paper, in paperback, covered with marbled paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts (mit Bleistift): L. Metz. July 1841.
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel 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

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Last update

10.04.2024