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Portrait of Alexander Freiherr von Reitzenstein

Lovis Corinth, German, (1858–1925)

Creation date: 1913

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Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift from the Estate of Vance E. Kondon and Liesbeth Giesberger.
Accession Number: 2011.89
Dimensions: 39 1/2 in. x 35 1/2 in. (100.33 cm x 90.17 cm)
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AF, 2021

Lovis Corinth studied with William-Adolphe Bouguereau at the Academie Julien in Paris in 1894 before going to Munich where he abandoned academic painting and joined the Munich Secession. By 1900 he moved to Berlin and eventually became president of the Berlin Secession group. He painted numerous self-portraits as a means of self- examination, often in the guise of a historic or legendary figure. In this painting, Corinth dons a monocle as Alexander Freiherr von Reitzenstein, an art historian at the University of Munich, who was also an expert in weapons.

Last Updated: 5/12/2021


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Early 20th Century German Art from the Vance E. Kondon Collection , 1/28/1984 - 3/11/1984

The Human Beast San Diego Museum of Art , 7/21/2012 - 11/11/2012

Gallery Rotation , 6/1/2013 - 12/4/2013

General Exhibition , 11/13/2013 - 12/3/2013

Art of the 20th Century , 3/28/2015 - 8/16/2015

German Expressionism San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Steven L. Brezzo and Ida Katherine Rigby. Early 20th Century German Art from the Vance E. Kondon Collection San Diego Museum of Art.
Page Number: 10

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