Fidus

Göttliche Jugend (Divine Youth),

ink and pencil on paper,

1893

 

Fidus (Luebeck 1868-1948 Woltersdorf bei Berlin), also known as Hugo Hoeppener

 

"Göttliche Jugend, Frei nach Diefenbach" ["Divine Youth, after Diefenbach"], also known as "Tänzer"

 

1893

ink, brush (black/grey), and pencil on paper

48 x 34,4 cm

signed lower right "Fidus"

inscribed lower right: "Frei nach Diefenbach"


This drawing is a loose copy by Fidus of Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach's Kindermusik, Bl. 5, circa 1881-1886.  For Diefenbach's original, see Wagner, Claudia, Der Kunstler Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913), Meister und Mission, dissertation, Freien Universitait Berlin, 2007, ill. 32e.

 

Provenance: 


Formerly in the collection of the industrialist Dr. Eugen Lucius (1834-1903), Frankfurt a.M./Schönstadt (who acquired the drawing circa 1900, which then passed by descent until its sale in 2016).


Publication History:


Bruyn, Wolfgang de, ed., Fidus, Künstler alles Lichtbaren (Berlin: Schelzky & Jeep, 1998) at 24.


Wagner, Claudia, Der Kunstler Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913), Meister und Mission, dissertation, Freien Universitait Berlin, 2007, ill. 34.


Michael Buhrs, ed., Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) Lieber sterben, als meine Ideale verleugnen! (Munich: Museum Villa Stuck and Edition Minerva, 2009), pg. 115, ill. 93 (where titled "Tänzer" and dated 1889).


 

 

 

 

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