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.
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”.
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Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:
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