Poetry
Type of Object: Painting
Technique: oil on canvas
Measurements: 55 x 45,5 cm
Date or Period: 1865/1870
Item used to belong to the following collections:
Current location of an object: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne
Other Relevant Historical Information:

In the end of the 19th century the painting belonged to the collectors from Paris: Klotz, Paton und Henri Rouault. Than it was owned by Adolf Rothermundt (Dresden), from whom it was purchased by Leo Lewin. The picture had got to the collection of Max Silberberg, who was forced to sale it in the auction house of Paul Graupe in Berlin, in 1935 (25 March). In 1941 it was purchased from the of the Gallery of Hildebrand Guriltt in Hamburg by Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne. The Museum and the Max Silberbergs descendents had come to understanding, on the ground of the Washington convention.

Related Written Material:

Melancholie. Genie und Wahnsinn in der Kunst, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris 10.10.2005-16.1.2006 · Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin 17.2.-7.5.2006, Berlin 2006, p. 361

Authors of this entry:
  • Dr. Hans Joachim Hinz
Published on: 04 / 12 / 2009
Project co-financed by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under Government Project – Civic Benefit Fund.
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