Museum Folkwang
Das letzte Fuder
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
  • Das letzte Fuder, 1922

  • The Last Cartload
  • Mixed Media on canvas
  • 104 x 124 cm
  • Acquired in 1980 with support of the State of North Rhine-Westfalia and the Eugen-und-Agnes-von-Waldthausen-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung
  • Inv. G 445
  • CommentaryThe post-war works of Karl Schmit-Rottluff also bear reminiscences of the expressive planar style of the pre-war era. They create, however, a much cooler and less serene impression. Almost regularly from 1920 onwards Schmidt-Rottluff spent the summer months in the small fishing and farming village of Jershöft in Pomerania near the Baltic coast and immersed himself in country life. During this period he often used labourers, farmers or fishermen going about their daily work as motifs for his paintings, images of the people in his social environment.
    Thus in ›Das letzte Fuder‹ the artist outlines the harvesting process, describing the work of farm labourers in dynamic gestures and rhythmic movements. They are hurriedly piling the last load of hay onto the cart before the imminent nightfall.
  • Provenance1980, Galerie Wilhelm Großhennig, Düsseldorf
    1980, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,511
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Das letzte Fuder
  • Obj_Title2_S: The Last Cartload
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Das letzte Fuder The Last Cartload Das letzte Fuder
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1922
  • Jahr von: 1,922
  • Jahr bis: 1,922
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 445
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0445
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 104 x 124 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Mixed Media on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Mixed Media on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1980 with support of the State of North Rhine-Westfalia and the Eugen-und-Agnes-von-Waldthausen-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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The post-war works of Karl Schmit-Rottluff also bear reminiscences of the expressive planar style of the pre-war era. They create, however, a much cooler and less serene impression. Almost regularly from 1920 onwards Schmidt-Rottluff spent the summer months in the small fishing and farming village of Jershöft in Pomerania near the Baltic coast and immersed himself in country life. During this period he often used labourers, farmers or fishermen going about their daily work as motifs for his paintings, images of the people in his social environment.
Thus in ›Das letzte Fuder‹ the artist outlines the harvesting process, describing the work of farm labourers in dynamic gestures and rhythmic movements. They are hurriedly piling the last load of hay onto the cart before the imminent nightfall.