Head of a Bavarian Girl in the Hat from Inntal
Type of Object: Painting
Technique: Oil on wood
Measurements: 24,5 x 20 cm
Item used to belong to the following collections:
Current location of an object: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
Other Relevant Historical Information:

The works by Wilhelm Leibl the earliest acquisitions of Max Silberberg.

This portrait was recorded in Silberberg's collection already in 1920s. In 1935 Silberberg had to offer also this artwork on auction. It entered the collection of the family Haberstock and since 1945 it has been housed in Georg Schäfer's collection.

In "Süddeutsche Zeitung" the following was stated as regards the looted art in Georg Schäfer's collection: "Schweinfurt remain tight-lipped despite or perhaps because of the specific legal inquiries..." (Ira Mazzoni, Verweigerte Aufklärung, In: "Süddeutsche Zeitung", No. 287, 12.12.2013). Also in that case, as opposed to many artworks from Silberberg's collection, currently in public and private possession, no reliable and accurate solution has been found so far.

Related Written Material:

Emil Waldmann: Wilhelm Leibl. Gesamtverzeichnis seiner Gemälde, 1930, No. 202

Gemälde und Zeichnungen des 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer bekannten schlesischen Privatsammlung und aus verschiedenem Privatbesitz, Paul Graupe Versteigerung 141, 23. März 1935, No. 6,

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus: Wilhelm Leibl und sein Kreis, München 1974, No. 32

Authors of this entry:
  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Hinz
Published on: 11 / 02 / 2014
Project co-financed by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under Government Project – Civic Benefit Fund.
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