Two children, August Macke
August Macke
Two children
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August Macke

Two children, 1912


Blatt
222 x 159 mm
Darstellung
175 x 115 mm
Inventory Number
16099
Object Number
16099 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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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

Title
Two children
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet auf ehemaligem Montierungsbogen: August Macke Zwei Kinder 1912 Pastell
Verso auf ehemaligem Montierungsbogen Nachlassstempel August Macke, Bonn (Lugt 1775b), mit zugehöriger Inventarnnummer 38
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Work Catalogues
  • Heiderich 1993.424.1261

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 31D11222 girl (child between toddler and youth)
  • 31A25432 leading someone by the hand or wrist
Secondary

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22.11.2022