The Damned, Wilhelm Süs
Wilhelm Süs
The Damned
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Wilhelm Süs

The Damned


Blatt
347 x 171 mm
Inventory Number
SG 2121
Object Number
SG 2121 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938 with the Hans Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Kücher
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Damned
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts (mit der Feder in Schwarz): W.Süs
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c)
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938 with the Hans Thoma Collection of Otto Eiser-Eduard Kücher

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11T1 representations of hell (with the damned and devils), usually with burning fires
  • 24B1 waxing moon, i.e. facing this way: )
  • 11D324 'Salvator Mundi', making a blessing gesture; an orb in his hand or at his feet

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Otto Eiser (1834-1898) / Eduard Küchler (1840-1919, Vater von Sofie Bergman geb. Küchler)
an Sofie Bergman-Küchler (1878-1960), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf und Schenkung als "Hans Thoma-Sammlung von Otto Eiser-Eduard Küchler" an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1938.

Information

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Last update

08.12.2023