Fidus

Sag kleines Tier....

(Say little animal....),

ink on paper, 1893

 

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

"Sag kleines Tier...." ["Say little animal...."]

1893

pen in black ink and spray technique on wove paper

24,9 x 33,9 cm

dated and signed lower right: "Fidus '93"


inscribed lower right:  

"Sag kleines Tier - Bist du mir so gut wie ich dir?"

["Say little animal - are you as good as me?"]


Provenance:  Industrialist Dr. Eugen Lucius (1834-1903), Frankfurt a.M.


The girl is probably Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach's daughter Stella.

Publication History:


1893     Zeitschrift Sphinx, Jg. VIII, Bd. 17, Heft 5, August 1893, S. 131 (with the title "Zwiegespräch" ["Dialogue"])


1902     Fidus, Naturkinder, Minden 1902, sheet 6


1927     Verlag des St. Georg-Bundes (Hrsg.), Fidusbilder. Bebildertes Verzeichnis, Erkner-Berlin 1927, Kat. 52, S. 38.


1972     Janos Frecot, Johann Friedrich Geist, Diethart Kerbs, Fidus 1868-1949. Zur ästhetischen Praxis bürgerlicher Fluchtbewegungen, München 1972, S. 316.

 

 

 


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