The Hermit in front of His Retreat, Carl Spitzweg
Carl Spitzweg
The Hermit in front of His Retreat
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Carl Spitzweg

The Hermit in front of His Retreat, 1844


Dimensions
30.5 x 34.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1354
Acquisition
Acquired in 1900 as a gift by Martin Flersheim, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Hermit in front of His Retreat
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

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 1900 as a gift by Martin Flersheim, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41A18 hut, cabin, lodge
  • 11Q331 anchorite, hermit
  • 11Q51 reading the Bible or other religious books
Secondary
Associative

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Martin Flersheim (1856-1935), Frankfurt am Main
Schenkung an den Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V., Frankfurt am Main, 1900.

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Last update

02.12.2020