Museum Folkwang
  • Erich Heckel: ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
    Image Series of 12 Woodcuts on Oscar Wilde's Ballad

  • Erich Heckel dedicated this early series to the “Ballad of Reading Gaol”, published only ten years earlier, in which Oscar Wilde described his shattering experience during his two-year imprisonment, which he was sentenced to because of his public declaration of his homosexuality. Wilde, who personally experienced what people can do to one another, left gaol in 1897 as a broken, sick man and died three years later.
  • Exh_Title_S: Erich Heckel: ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
    Image Series of 12 Woodcuts on Oscar Wilde's Ballad
  • Exh_Id: 538
  • Exh_Comment_S (Verantw): Department of Prints and Drawings
  • Exh_SpareNField01_N (Verantw ID): 186
Works
Die Ballade vom Zuchthaus zu Reading
Zur Ballade I
  • Erich Heckel
  • Zur Ballade I, 1907

  • On the Ballad I
  • Sheet 1 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 920/64
Zwei Gestalten
Der Gefangene
  • Erich Heckel
  • Der Gefangene, 1907

  • The Prisoner
  • Sheet 3 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 922/64
Der Richter
  • Erich Heckel
  • Der Richter, 1907

  • The Judge
  • Sheet 4 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 923/64
Der Wärter
  • Erich Heckel
  • Der Wärter, 1907

  • The Guard
  • Sheet 5 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 924/64
Singende
  • Erich Heckel
  • Singende, 1907

  • Sheet 6 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 925/64
Angst
  • Erich Heckel
  • Angst, 1907

  • Fear
  • Sheet 7 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 926/64
Das Grauen
  • Erich Heckel
  • Das Grauen, 1907

  • The Horror
  • Sheet 8 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 927/64
Sein letztes Gebet
Zur Ballade II
  • Erich Heckel
  • Zur Ballade II, 1907

  • On The Ballad II
  • Sheet 10 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 929/64
Kruzifix
  • Erich Heckel
  • Kruzifix, 1907

  • Crucifix
  • Sheet 11 on the image series on Oscar Wilde's ›The Ballad of Reading Gaol‹
  • Inv. A 930/64