Theodor Baierl

The Fates,

c. 1924,

oil on panel


Theodor Baierl (German, 1881-1932), active in Munich

The Three Fates (Die Parzen)

circa 1924

signed lower right 'Theodor Baierl'

oil on panel

81 x 41cm 


Bruno Baierl, the artist's son

J. H. Hopwood, acquired 1938-1939, and thence by descent in his family to 1999

Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London, 2008


1937     Teodoro Baierl, retrospective exhibition at the Palacio das Janelas Verdes (the National Museum of Art), Lisbon. 

2000      SeelenReich, Die Entwicklung des deutschen Symbolismus 1870-1920 (Kingdom of the Soul, Symbolist Art in Germany, 1870 - 1920): Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; and Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

2001     Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolist, Visionary, an exhibition presented by Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, International Fine Art Fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York City, and Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, London


1924       Richard Braungart, "Theodor Baierl," Die Kunst fuer Alle, No. 39, March 1924, pgs. 161-173, with full-page illustration at pg. 166.

1937     José de Figueiredo, Catálogo da Exposição de Pintura e Desenho de Teodoro Baierl (Lisbon: Palacio das Janelas Verdes, 1937), cat. no. 14.

2000       Ingrid Ehrhardt and Simon Reynolds, eds., Kingdom of the Soul: Symbolist Art in Germany, 1870-1920 (Munich and London: Prestel, 2000), cat. no. 95, full-page illustration at pg. 171.

2001     Peter Nahum and Sally Burgess, Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolist, Visionary (London: The Leicester Galleries, 2001), exhibition catalogue, cat. no. 58, full-page illustration at pg. 121.

Theodor Baierl regarded the present painting as his finest work.

This painting was the right-wing of a triptych entitled "The Three Ages of Life" ("Die Drei Lebensalter"), also known as "The Fall of Man."  The present whereabouts of the other two panels is unknown; however, a study of the entire triptych, in pencil, dated 1924, survives and is owned by Symbolismus, The Jack Daulton Collection (see Theodor Baierl 1a in this website):

Compare Baierl's representation of the female nude in these two etchings, also in The Daulton Collection:
Theodor Baierl
"Vision der Liebe" ("Vision of Love")
signed in pencil lower right
numbered in pencil lower left: 2/100
The Daulton Collection
Theodor Baierl
"Frauen mit Kind" ("Women with Child")
32 x 42 cm
No. 14 of 50
signed, dated, numbered, and inscribed in pencil below
The Daulton Collection

Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California

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