Purpurtraume (Pygmalion),

watercolor and black ink on paper,



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

"Purpurtraume (Pygmalion)" ["Purple Dream"]


watercolor, brush and pen and black ink on paper

34,7 x 24 cm

upper left monogrammed "F"


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

In the Archive of the German Youth Movement (Archiv der deutschen Jugendbewegung) in Witzenhausen, there is a closely related watercolor drawing of nearly identical composition (but in a largely monochromatic blue-purple palette).  See: Archiv der deutschen Jugendbewegung, N 38 (Höppener, Hugo, gen. Fidus), No 522 (Aquarelle von Hugo Höppener)Aquarell Nr. 5. 



"Lichtgebet" ("Light Prayer")
lithograph in colors on wove paper
27,9 x 19,7 cm (image); 37,9 x 28 cm (sheet)
signed in pencil lower right: "Fidus"
inscribed in pencil lower left: "Unserer Hedwig zum Lichtfest 1926"
The Daulton Collection 


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California