Museum Folkwang
Selbstbildnis mit Tiroler Hut
  • Lovis Corinth
  • Selbstbildnis mit Tiroler Hut, 1913

  • Self-Portrait with Tyrolean Hat
  • Oil on canvas
  • 80,5 x 60 cm
  • Bequest of the Hilgenberg-Hoffmann family in 1918 to the Kunstmuseum Essen, since 1922 Museum Folkwang, confiscated in 1937, reacquired in 1967
  • Inv. G 356
  • CommentaryAs what is surely one of painting’s most complex genres, the self-portrait affords us a self-critical and trenchant glimpse into the innermost workings of the person portrayed. With the exception of Vincent van Gogh, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Max Beckmann, few modern artists were as unsparing of themselves as was Lovis Corinth. In December 1911, the artist, known for being pugnacious and quarrelsome, suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed down the left side. Corinth also used his convalescence from this devastating blow for artistic rehabilitation. Thus, his ›Self-Portrait with Tyrolean Hat‹ shows him studying his impaired self in a mirror. The result of this self-scrutiny is the declaration »EGO«, appended in bright blue above the signature on the right while the painting tools held firmly in his right hand and the look of determination on his face greatly add to the mood of defiance. This return of self-confidence also ushered in a new, albeit gradual, development that would eventually culminate in an almost abstract style of painting.
  • ProvenanceKünstler
    1917, Oskar Hermes, München
    Februar 1917, Vermittlung, Auktion Helbing, München
    1917 - 1918, Privatsammlung, Essen
    1918 - 1922, Schenkung der Familie Hilgenberg-Hoffmann, Kunstmuseum Essen
    1922 - 25.08.1937, Museum Folkwang, Essen
    25.08.1937, für Ausstellung "Entartete Kunst" in München, Beschlagnahmung durch das Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, Berlin
    11.1939, Bernhard A. Böhmer, Güstrow
    Privatbesitz, USA
    10.10.1967, Kunsthandlung Franz Resch, Gauting
    10.10.1967, Kauf bei Franz Resch, Galerie Wilhelm Großhennig, Düsseldorf
    1967, Kauf bei Großhennig, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,267
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Selbstbildnis mit Tiroler Hut
  • Obj_Title2_S: Self-Portrait with Tyrolean Hat
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Selbstbildnis mit Tiroler Hut Self-Portrait with Tyrolean Hat Selbstbildnis mit Tiroler Hut
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1913
  • Jahr von: 1,913
  • Jahr bis: 1,913
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 356
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0356
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 80,5 x 60 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
  • Obj_Technique_S:
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Bequest of the Hilgenberg-Hoffmann family in 1918 to the Kunstmuseum Essen, since 1922 Museum Folkwang, confiscated in 1937, reacquired in 1967
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
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Provenance

Künstler
1917, Oskar Hermes, München
Februar 1917, Vermittlung, Auktion Helbing, München
1917 - 1918, Privatsammlung, Essen
1918 - 1922, Schenkung der Familie Hilgenberg-Hoffmann, Kunstmuseum Essen
1922 - 25.08.1937, Museum Folkwang, Essen
25.08.1937, für Ausstellung "Entartete Kunst" in München, Beschlagnahmung durch das Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, Berlin
11.1939, Bernhard A. Böhmer, Güstrow
Privatbesitz, USA
10.10.1967, Kunsthandlung Franz Resch, Gauting
10.10.1967, Kauf bei Franz Resch, Galerie Wilhelm Großhennig, Düsseldorf
1967, Kauf bei Großhennig, Museum Folkwang, Essen