Skizzenbuch, Ludwig Metz
Ludwig Metz
Skizzenbuch
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Ludwig Metz

Skizzenbuch, 1843 – 1844


Buchblock mit Einband
170 x 109 x 12 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
164 x 99 x 6 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, brush in red violet, pen and dark brown ink on wove paper, in paperback, covered with marbled paper ("Griesmarmor")
Inventory Number
SG 2734
Object Number
SG 2734 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 used this sketchbook far more for notes and quick design drawings than for detailed architectural or travel studies. Only a few dates can be found at the beginning of the book; they span the years 1840 (September), 1843 (November) and 1845 (May). During this period, Ludwig Metz must have repeatedly spent time in Baden-Württemberg, in Maulbronn, possibly Rastatt, Donaueschingen and, most recently, at Fremersberg in the Black Forest. At the Cistercian monastery in Maulbronn, he was especially interested in the choir stalls, drew views of the nave and the monastery gate. Besides a view over the landscape near Donaueschingen and a half-timbered house at the river Lahn, these are the most elaborate drawings in this book. In addition, Metz included handwritten lists, calculations and remarks, and, on various occasions, quick architectural sketches and constructions, without detailed locations. At Fremersberg, he was evidently involved in a land survey.

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, brush in red violet, pen and dark brown ink on wove paper, in paperback, covered with marbled paper ("Griesmarmor")
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Datiert oben mittig (mit Bleistift): angefangen zu Maulbronn / im November 1843.; verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel unter punktuell eingeklebtem Notizblatt Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
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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

10.04.2024