The Symphony, Félix Vallotton
Félix Vallotton
The Symphony
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Félix Vallotton

The Symphony, 1897


Blatt
713 x 582 mm
Darstellung
218 x 268 mm
Inventory Number
67093
Object Number
67093 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1975 as a gift from Hedwig and Helmut Goedeckemeyer, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

Immediately after World War I, the art connoisseur and bibliophile Helmut Goedeckemeyer (1898–1983) began amassing one of the largest collections of prints by Käthe Kollwitz. He supplemented these holdings with works of late nineteenth-century French and German printmaking, illustrated books by Max Slevogt, Alfred Kubin and others, and small-scale sculptures by such artists as Aristide Maillol. His collection ultimately encompassed more than 5,000 works. Goedeckemeyer’s close ties to the Städel Museum date back to the 1920s. From 1959 onwards, he and his wife Hedwig were members of the Städelscher Museums-Verein (Städel Museum Association). The City of Frankfurt acquired his Kollwitz collection for the Städtische Galerie (Municipal Gallery) in 1964. He made several gifts to the Städel collection of prints and drawings over the years, and in 1970 presented the museum with Honoré Daumier’s “Ratapoil” (inv. no. St.P391).

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14.05.2024