The Cloud Man,

ink over pencil on card,



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

"The Cloud Man" ("Der Wolkenmann")


brush in black and gray ink over pencil on paper, framed with ink pen and mounted by artist on gray-green card

29,8 x 45 cm (image)

lower left signed and dated "Fidus 93"


Provenance:  Industrialist Dr. Eugen Lucius (1834-1903), Frankfurt a.M, who acquired the drawing directly from the artist between 1894 and 1903.


Publication History:

Jugend, January 25, 1896 (I. Jahrgang, Nr. 4), at pages 60-61, as "Der Wolkenmann."

Naturkinder von Fidus, Mappe I. (Minden i.W.: J.C.C. Bruns, 1902), Plate 9.

"Fidus," Moderne illustrierte Zeitung für Reise und Sport, Heft 3, March 1917, pgs. 23-28,  ill. pg. 24.

Fidus (Hugo Höppener) Mappe I.  12 Kunstdrucke aus der "Jugend."  (München: Verlag der "Jugend," 1919), Plate 2.