Madonna II (Morgengebet)

pencil on paper



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

"Madonna II," also known as "Morgengebet" ["Morning Prayer"]


pencil on wove paper

31,1 x 22,1 cm

initialed and dated lower right: "f. Nov. [18]90"

titled on verso: " Madonna II"


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

Publication History

Verlag des St. Georg-Bundes (Hrsg.), Fidusbilder. Bebildertes Verzeichnis (Berlin: Erkner, 1927), Cat. Nr. 88, pg. 60.


"As is so often the case with Fidus' early leaves, this drawing places religious motifs in a life-reformation context, which is characterized above all by the hand-made, simple clothing of the figures."  B

"In 1927, the St. Georg-Bund [St. George Association], founded by Fidus, published the directory Fidusbilder in which 140 works by the artist were reproduced. This sheet is listed there under the title 'Morning Prayer'."  B


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California