Sun in the Afternoon (Wilhelmsbad), Eugenie Bandell
Eugenie Bandell
Sun in the Afternoon (Wilhelmsbad)
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Eugenie Bandell

Sun in the Afternoon (Wilhelmsbad), 1913

64.5 x 70.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 301
Acquired in 1919
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 11


About the Work

A shady avenue leads towards a yellow villa. The sun breaks through the foliage, so that the differently shaped shadows fall on the house. The artist Eugenie Bandell uses this lighting effect for a contrasting composition of coloured surfaces: pink, lilac and light blue are juxtaposed with yellow and orange. Green is offset with dark blue and black. The artist was often criticised by her contemporaries for her bold choice of colour. Between 1895 and 1917 she nonetheless took part in various exhibitions in Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and other cities. She is considered to be one of Frankfurt's most successful female artists.

Work Data

Basic Information

Sun in the Afternoon (Wilhelmsbad)
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: Eug. Bandell.

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1919

Work Content


  • 48C1 architecture
  • 25H landscapes
  • 25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
  • 24A8 sunlight
  • 25G11 groups of trees

Research and Discussion


Object History
Eugenie Bandell, Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Eugenie Bandell, 1919
Verkauf an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1919.


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