Man glaubt zu schieben...

pen in brown ink,



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

"Man glaubt zu schieben..." ["You think you are pushing..."]


pen in brown ink, brown wash

25 x 34,2 cm

lower left signed and dated "Fidus.-94"

inscribed lower right: "Man glaubt zu schieben, und man wird geschoben" ["You think you are pushing, and you are being pushed"]


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

Publication History:

Jugend, Nr. 49, Dec. 3, 1896.


Naturkinder von Fidus, Mappe I. (Minden i.W.: J.C.C. Bruns, 1902), Plate 4 (collotype).

Janos Frecot, Johann Friedrich Geist, Diethart Kerbs, Fidus 1868-1949. Zur ästhetischen Praxis bürgerlicher Fluchtbewegungen (München 1972), pg. 320 (incorrectly referred to as a charcoal drawing).  The catalogue raisonné.





Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection