The Bridge of Fosset, Fernand Khnopff, Alexandre
Fernand Khnopff, Alexandre
The Bridge of Fosset
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Fernand Khnopff
Alexandre

The Bridge of Fosset, 1897


Blatt
16.5 x 25.6 cm
Gesamtmaß
21.6 x 29.6 cm
Physical Description
Silver bromide gelatin print and coloured pencil on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.109
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

As opposed to most painters who generally used photography as a template for their compositions, the Symbolist Fernand Khnopff’s way of dealing with photography was surprisingly modern: he commissioned the photographer Alexandre to photograph a few of his paintings. He then proceeded to emphasize details of the copies in shades of grey with a crayon and sold the signed platinum prints as original artworks. Colouring the prints allowed him to vary the mood of the motif. The landscape in the painting is shrouded in a blue mist and appears much cooler than in the photographic version.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Bridge of Fosset
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver bromide gelatin print and coloured pencil on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: "Le pont de Fosset"
Signiert recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Fernand Khnopff

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Medial Picture Elements
  • Fernand Khnopff: À Fosset, l’entrée du village ou Le Pont de Fosset, 1897, Öl auf Leinwand, Privatsammlung

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H landscapes
  • 25G3 trees
  • 25G11 groups of trees
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
Secondary

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Last update

22.10.2021