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An Exhibition in Honor of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

April 24 – May 15, 1949

 
 
Carl Gottlieb Weisser
Bronze Bust of Goethe
From a life mask taken in 1807
Courtesy of Mrs. Alice de Witt-Stetten
 
Ferdinand Jagemann
Goethe 1817
Lithograph after a chalk drawing
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Jens Juel
Portrait of Goethe
India-ink with caption by Lavater
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Heinrich Lips
Goethe 1791
Engraving after chalk drawing
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Georg Friedrich Schmoll
Goethe 1774
Etching
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Carl August Schwerdegeborth
Goethe 1851
Engraving after a drawing in India-Ink
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Engraved greeting card


Goethe's portrait in medallion by C. A. Schwerdgeburth after C.D. Rauch, two rhymed couplets, and signature, both in facsimile after his hand, sent as an acknowledgment.
 
Johann Heinrich Schroeder
Charlotte Kestner n?e Buff (Goethe's Lotte in Wether)
Lithograph by Jul. Giere
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Elise von Turkheim
Profile of her mother Lili Schonemann (Frau von Turkheim)
Medallion
Courtesy of Mrs. Julie Braun-Vogelstein
 
Anonymous
Drawn Portrait of Jenny von Pappenheim
Silhouetted
Courtesy of Mrs. Julie Braun-Vogalstein
 
Bernhard von Arnswald
Carl August on horseback with dogs
Engraved by Amadaus Wenzel B?hm
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Carl August Schwerdgeburth
Carl August returning from the hunt
Lithograph
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Daniel N. Chodowiecki
The artist and his family 1771
Etching
Courtesy of Detroit Institute of Art
 
Heinrich Sintzenich
Self portrait of Anton Raphael Mengs
Mixed technique, printed in color
Courtesy of Detroit Art Institute

After the painting of 1784, formerly in the collection of Baron von Dalberg. Mengs was one of the most famous painters and art critics of his time. Dalberg was the protector of Wieland and Schiller and attempted to create a German theater in Mannheim.
 
Friedrich August Tischekin
Wieland 1800
Engraved
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Friedrich Georg Wkitsch
Alexander v. Humboldt
Engraved
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Ludwig Emil Grimm
Portrait of Jacob and Wilheim Grimm
Engraving
Courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts

The illustrious Romantic writers and Germanic scholars and collectors of the famous fairy tales.
 
Goethe
Landscape with two figures in the foreground
Pen and Sepia
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Goethe
Landscape with pond
Pen and wash
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Goethe
Summits of the old and the new world
Pen and watercolor
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Goethe
Study of Tree, in Hackert's manner
Pen and Sepia
Courtesy of Goethe Haus

Certified by Ottilie V. Goethe
 
Goethe
Landscape with Treetrunk, in Hackert's manner
Pen
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Goethe
Wooded Hills
Pen and wash 59:205 mm
Courtesy of Wayne University through courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts
 
Goethe
Farmhouse by the shore
Brush and sepia 210:350 mm
Courtesy of Gert von Gontard
 
Goethe
Landscape with Waterfall and two figures (after A. Thiele)
Etching
Courtesy of Mr. Alfred E. Hanill

Made by Goethe while he studied in Leipzig (1765-68) under the guidance of Adam Friedrich Oeser (1717-1799) with address to his father, Rat Goethe.
 
Anonymous
The Pleissenburg in Leipzig. Oeser's apartment and art school.
Drawing
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Adam Ackermann
The Fortress Ehrenbreitstein near Koblenz on the Rhine 1799
Watercolor
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Philipp Hackert
Study for an Italian peasant girl
Pencil
Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago- The Lenora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
 
Christian Gottlob Hammer
View of Leipzig from the side of the gate of Grimma
Drawing
Courtesy of Goethe Haus

Taken at the time of the fair.
 
Johann Erdmann Hummel
Goethe's house at the Frauenplan in Weimar 1846
Watercolor
Goethe Haus
 
Angelica Kauffmann
Diana and the Nymphs
Pen and wash (sanguine) Oval: 185:245 mm
Courtesy of Mr. Albert Kahn and the Detroit Institute of Arts
 
Christoph Heinrich Kniep
Classic Landscape
Crayon drawing 354:353 mm
Courtesy of Mr. C.P. Richardson (by courtesy of the Detroit Art Institute)

inscribed on mat in pencil "C.H.Kniep" and Napoli 1822"
 
Christoph Heinrich Kniep
View of the Sea from a Grotto
Black crayon 400:318 mm
Courtesy of The Cooper Union Museum
 
Friedrich August Tischekin
Herder 1800
Engraved
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Philipp Hackert
Man on Horseback in the campagna of Rome 1782
Pencil and bistrewash 263:216 mm
Courtesy of Mr. Hans Huth

Goethe met Hackert in 1787 and published his autobiography in 1811.
 
Christoph Hainrich Kniep
The End
Black crayon 250:360 mm
Courtesy of The Cooper Union Museum
 
Christoph Heinrich Kniep
Rocky Landscape with Apollo in the Foreground
Black crayon. Circular :dm 274 mm
Courtesy of The Cooper Union Museum
 
Georg Melchior Kraus
View of the ducal castle in Weimar 1805
Drawing
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Georg Melchior Kraus
Falkenstein in the Taunus near Frankfurt
Waterclor
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Christian Georg Schuetz The Elder
River Landscape
Pen and wash
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Kaspar Zehender
Frankfurt am Main
Pen and wash
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Asmus Jakob Carstens
Les Argonautes selon Pindare, Orphee et Apollonios de Rhodes..... Rome 1799
Twenty-four engravings by Joseph Anton Koch after Carsten's drawings
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Middeldorf

The representative work of German neo-classic art, done in Rome.
 
Daumont
Marketplace of Frankfurt, The R?mer
Engraving- the view is reversed
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Michael Eben
View of the R?merberg
Engraving
Courtesy of Goethe Haus

Eben was art teacher in Frankfurt and taught Goethe
 
Michael Eben
View of the Frauenberg in Frankfurt
Engraving
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Georg Fuench
New R?mer stairs 1742
Engraving by Michael R?ssler
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Georg Fuench
Banquet in the Romer, March 8, 1742
Engraving by Michael R?ssler
Courtesy of Goethe Haus

Coronation of Charles Ensemble Dal Niente, with guest Garth Davis VII.
 
Johann Georg Fuench
Illumination in Frankfurt
Engraving by W.C. Mayr
Courtesy of Goethe Haus
 
Johann Georg Fuench
Coronation... of Maria Theresia, March 8, 1742 (Interior of Cathedral)
Engraving by Michael R?ssler
Courtesy of Goethe Haus

Look at full text of caption! Maria Theresia was not crowned in Frankfurt, Must refer to coronation of Charles VII; in this case the date is wrong (Febr. 12, 1742) Maria Theresia was at Frankfurt for the coronation of her husband in 1745
 

   
   
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