The Lotus Queen,

charcoal on paper,



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

"The Lotus Queen" ("Lotos Königin")


charcoal on paper

54 x 38,4 cm

initialed F, dated, and titled


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

Publication History:

Karl-Ludwig Barkhausen, "Fidus in der Lüneburger Heide,", 2019, ill. pg. 102 (reproduction as silver bromide vintage photo-postcard).


A heliogravure of the motif was created in 1890 by the publishing house of the St. Georgs-Bund G.M.B.H. Woltersdorf near Erkner and in 1925 a postcard from Fidus-Verlag, Woltersdorf.

For a related work, see: Michael Buhrs, ed., Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) Lieber sterben, als meine Ideale verleugnen! (Munich: Museum Villa Stuck and Edition Minerva, 2009), pg. 207, ill. 168.