The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha, August Sander
August Sander
The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha
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August Sander

The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha, 1925


Bild
18.0 x 18.7 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.164
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

One photograph, two types of portrait: Otto Dix presents himself in profile, whereas his wife, Martha, faces the viewer. Dressed and styled in the fashion of the 1920s, the couple are sitting for August Sander, the pioneer of photography in the spirit of New Objectivity. He integrated this photograph into his portrait atlas ‘People of the Twentieth Century’, conceived in 1925, in which he assembled hundreds of type portraits representing the most diverse social classes and professions.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: August Sander; lichtbildner; kö'n-lindenthal; dürenerstr. 201; Fernruf 424 90
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso oben rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 31
Bezeichnet verso oben Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Der neue Professor Otto Dix und seiner Gattin
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Sander; 81
Bezeichnet verso unten links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: SG/088/X
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: G. (unleserleich)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Die Photographische Sammlung / Sk Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Medium
  • August Sander: Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (Bildatlas)

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C513(+2) portrait, self-portrait of painter (+ artist in non-work situation)
  • 61B2(DIX, Otto)1 historical person (DIX, Otto) - historical person(DIX, Otto) portrayed
  • 61BB2(DIX, Martha)1 historical person (DIX, Martha) - BB - woman - historical person(DIX, Martha) portrayed
  • 42D3 marriage, married couple, 'matrimonium'

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Last update

12.01.2021