Triumph der Liebe, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Triumph der Liebe
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Triumph der Liebe, 1912

283 x 280 mm
251 x 236 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
65583 D
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


About the Acquisition

From 1900 onwards, the Frankfurt chemist and industrialist Carl Hagemann (1867‒1940) assembled one of the most important private collections of modern art. It included numerous paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, especially by members of the artist group “Die Brücke”. After Carl Hagemann died in an accident during the Second World War, the then Städel director Ernst Holzinger arranged for Hagemann’s heirs to evacuate his collection with the museum’s collection. In gratitude, the family donated almost all of the works on paper to the Städel Museum in 1948. Further donations and permanent loans as well as purchases of paintings and watercolours from the Hagemann estate helped to compensate for the losses the museum had suffered in 1937 as part of the Nazi’s “Degenerate Art” campaign. Today, the Hagemann Collection forms the core of the Städel museum’s Expressionist collection.

Work Data

Basic Information

Triumph der Liebe (Original Title)
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Betitelt im Druckstock unten: Triumph der Liebe
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): E L Kirchner
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): Sturm [?] / 1914
Verso auf dem Montierungskarton bezeichnet und nummeriert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 120.– sfrc. // Stinnes 510 [?] / 1083; bezeichnet darüber: Sch 165 // D 186 II [die römische Zahl hochgestellt]
Verso auf dem Montierungskarton unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
  • Nicht feststellbar
Work Catalogues
  • Gercken 591 II (von II)
  • Dube H. 186 II (von II)
  • Schiefler H. 165

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1948 as a donation from the heirs of the Carl Hagemann estate

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa)
  • 31AA236 lying figure - AA - female human figure
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 25G1 plants (in general)
  • 49L1 letters, alphabet, script

Research and Discussion


Object History
Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Köln
Nachlass Heinrich Stinnes, 1932
Verst. Gutekunst und Klipstein, Bern an Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), 20.-22.06.1938 (Los-Nr. 510)
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, Frankfurt am Main, 1940
Schenkung der Erben an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1948.


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