Museum Folkwang
Doppelbildnis Oskar Kokoschka und Alma Mahler
  • Oskar Kokoschka
  • Doppelbildnis Oskar Kokoschka und Alma Mahler, 1912/13

  • Double Portrait (Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 100 x 90 cm
  • Acquired in 1976 with support of the Eugen-und-Agnes-von-Waldthausen-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung, the Kunststiftung of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Folkwang-Museumsverein
  • Inv. G 416
  • CommentaryIn 1912 Oskar Kokoschka met Alma Mahler, the foster daughter of the Vienna Secessionist Carl Moll and widow of the composer Gustav Mahler. Theirs was a stormy and, in the end, unhappy love affair which lasted until 1914, and was captured in numerous paintings and drawings by the artist. One witness of the two lovers’ conflict-laden passion is this double portrait, in which neither their eye's meet nor their hands touch although they are close together. After separating from Kokoschka in 1915, Alma Mahler married the architect Walter Gropius; later, together with the writer Franz Werfel, she emigrated to the United States in 1940.
  • Provenance1916, Galerie Georg Caspari, München
    1916 - 1925, Kauf bei Caspari, Herbert von Garvens-Garvensburg, Hannover
    1925 - 1937, Kauf bei von Garvens, Staatliche Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
    12.08.1937, Beschlagnahmung
    22.01.1940, Deutsches Reich / Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, Berlin
    22.01.1940, Depot Schloss Schönhausen
    Kauf vom Deutschen Reich, Bernhard A. Böhmer, Güstrow
    05.1945 - 1950, Nachlass Böhmer, Wilma Zelck, Rostock (Schwägerin von B.A. Böhmer)
    1950 - 1976, Kauf bei Zelck, Prof. Dr. Edgar Horstmann, Hamburg
    1976, Kauf bei Horstmann, Folkwang Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,361
  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Doppelbildnis Oskar Kokoschka und Alma Mahler
  • Obj_Title2_S: Double Portrait (Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler)
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Doppelbildnis Oskar Kokoschka und Alma Mahler Double Portrait (Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler) Doppelbildnis Oskar Kokoschka und Alma Mahler
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1912/13
  • Jahr von: 1,912
  • Jahr bis: 1,913
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 416
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0416
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 100 x 90 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1976 with support of the Eugen-und-Agnes-von-Waldthausen-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung, the Kunststiftung of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Folkwang-Museumsverein
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Commentary
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Provenance

In 1912 Oskar Kokoschka met Alma Mahler, the foster daughter of the Vienna Secessionist Carl Moll and widow of the composer Gustav Mahler. Theirs was a stormy and, in the end, unhappy love affair which lasted until 1914, and was captured in numerous paintings and drawings by the artist. One witness of the two lovers’ conflict-laden passion is this double portrait, in which neither their eye's meet nor their hands touch although they are close together. After separating from Kokoschka in 1915, Alma Mahler married the architect Walter Gropius; later, together with the writer Franz Werfel, she emigrated to the United States in 1940.