Tropical Plants, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Tropical Plants
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Pablo Picasso

Tropical Plants, May 15, 1949


Blatt
655 x 500 mm
Darstellung
620 x 470 mm
Physical Description
Pen lithograph (transfer print) in black on wove paper
Inventory Number
68012
Object Number
68012 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Acquisition

The Städel Museum has the photographer, psychotherapist, philanthropist, and long-time Frankfurt resident Ulrike Crespo (1950–2019) to thank for more than ninety works ranging from classical modernism to American pop art. The paintings, drawings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Ernst, Jean Dubuffet, Cy Twombly, and others originally belonged to the holdings of her grandfather, the Darmstadt-based industrialist Karl Ströher (1890–1977), who amassed an extensive art collection after World War II.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Tropical Plants
Artist
Serial Number / Edition
20 / 50
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pen lithograph (transfer print) in black on wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Datiert im Stein oben links: 15.5.49.
Signiert unten links (mit Bleistift): Picasso; nummeriert unten rechts: 20/50
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): Ströher
Watermark
  • entlang der linken Blattkante mittig: Arches
Work Catalogues
  • Bloch 611
  • Mourlot 185

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25G1 plants (in general)
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Karl Ströher (1890-1977), Darmstadt
Nachlass Karl Ströher, 1977
an seine Enkelin Ulrike Crespo (1950-2019), Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2019.

Information

Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

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  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

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Last update

19.02.2024