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Trout Pond, 1890

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
63.8×56 cm


  • Franz von Stuck

    (Tettenweiss 1863–1928 Munich)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
In the works of Franz von Stuck (1863–1928), which are mainly marked by portraits and mythological-symbolist pictorial themes, several selected compositions are created around 1890 that are devoted to a pure depiction of nature. The painting shows a view of a small body of water lying deeply in a circle of trees, which is softly brightened by the day’s fading dusk. In this complete tranquility, gentle circles break the calm surface of the water, revealing the flick of a fish’s fin. In his 1892 exhibition in Vienna’s Künstlerhaus, Stuck was represented with 35 paintings and 170 drawings, and acted as the main instigator of Vienna’s art scene, especially for Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), as well as for the photographers Heinrich Kühn (1866–1944) and Hugo Henneberg (1863–1918).

Object data

  • Franz von Stuck
Trout Pond
Art movement
Art Nouveau, Symbolism
Oil on canvas
63.8×56 cm
Signed lower right: F. STUCK
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6119
Inventory access
Accession 2018
Selection of Reference works
  • 20 Jahre Leopold Museum 2001-2021, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2021.
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Sammlung Prof. Wenglein, München (o.D.);
Sammlung Mary Heilmann-Stuck und Albert Heilmann, München (o.D.); (1)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München (bis 1944);
Bergungsdepot Höglwörth (1944-1946);
Central Collecting Point, München (1946-1948);
Rückgabe an Mary Heilmann-Stuck und Albert Heilmann, München (17.11.1948);
Auktion: 08.12.1970, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, München, Los 791.
Privatbesitz Schweiz (ab 1970); (2)
Auktion: 18.05.2018, Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co KG, München, 465. Auktion „Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts“, Los 70;
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung Wien (seit 2018); (3)

  1. handschriftlicher Besitzer-Zettel mit Adress-Stempel auf der Bildrückseite
  2. Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co KG, Katalog zur 465. Auktion, München 2018
  3. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung Nr.1018-100772 vom 18.05.2018

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