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Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, Adagio (untersberger marble)

Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, Adagio (untersberger marble) Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, Adagio (untersberger marble) Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, Adagio (untersberger marble)

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Description

'Adagio'
Displayed at the GDK 1944, room 7.

In creating this sculpture, Ernst Reiss Schmidt was probably inspired by Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’. This Renaissance sculpture from 1499 is housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.


Left: Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, 'Adagio', 1944. Original photo of 'Adagio' (model in clay) in the atelier of the artist in Düsseldorf. A stamp on the back of the photo reads: 'ERNST REISS-SCHMIDT, Industrie-Architect, Düsseldorf-Obk, Quirinstr. 36, Telefon 51003'. 
Right: The text under the foto: 'ADAGIO, Lebensgross (life size), Untersberger Marmor, H=60 cm'.  
   

            

- condition : II            
- size : height 60 cm 
- signed : unsigned
- type : 'Untersberger Marmor' (Limestone from the Untersberg, between Berchtesgaden en Salzburg)
- msic. i : created in 1944
- misc. II : sculpture is professional cleaned, a 5 page report is available











Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, ‘Bauernmädchen vom Niederrhein’ (‘Farmer-girl from Niederrhein’). GDK 1942, room 20. Depicted in ‘Kunst dem Volk’, 1942.



Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, ‘Träumende’ (‘Dreamer’). GDK 1943, room 7. Marble, height 119 cm. Also displayed at the Gau Ausstellung Westafalen-Süd, VII Grosse Sauerländiche Ausstellung 1944, Hagen. Depicted in ‘Kunst dem Volk’, 1943 as well as in ‘Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich’, 1944. Bought by Hitler for 13,500 RM. Nowadays in the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin.
Displayed at the exhibition ‘Kunst im 3. Reich, Dokumente der Unterwerfung’. The exhibition, instigated by the Frankfurter Kunstverein, was held from 1974 to 1975 in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Ludwigshafen and Wuppertal.
  


Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, postcards, ‘Olympia’. GDK 1944, room 15. Bought by Hitler for 20,500 RM. In the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Depicted in ‘Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich’ 1944. Height 190 cm.
  


Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, ‘Albert Leo Schlageter‘. In the possession of the ‘Stadtmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf‘. 
Albert Leo Schlageter (12 August 1894 – 26 May 1923) was a member of the German Freikorps. His activities sabotaging French occupying troops after World War I led to his arrest and eventual execution by French forces. His death created an image of martyrdom around him, which was cultivated by German nationalist groups, in particular the Nazi Party. During the Third Reich, he was widely commemorated as a national hero.
  


Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, ‘Der verwundete Grenadier’ (‘The Wounded Grenadier’). GDK 1943, room 13. Depicted in ‘Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich’, 1944.
  


Left: Ernst Reiß-Schmidt, ‘Nach dem Bade’ (‘After Bathing’). Bronze, life-size. Sold in 2007 for 22,000 euro at Auctionhaus Mehlis, Germany.
Right: Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, postcard, ‘Der Morgen’ (‘The Morning’). GDK 1943, room 21.
     


Left: Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, ‘Aphrodite’. GDK 1944, room 15.
Right: Ernst Reiss-Schmidt, ‘Female Bust’, bronze, 60 cm high, foundry mark Gustav Schmäke. Sold at a German auction in 2015.
  

  


Ernst Reiss-Schmidt

Ernst Reiss-Schmidt was born in 1902 in Düsseldorf. He studied at the Düsseldorfer Academy of Fine Arts under H. Metzer (Meisterschüler) and R. O. Langer. Reiss-Schmidt, sculptor and (industry-) achitect, lived and worked most of his live in Düsseldorf. In 1928 Reiss-Schmidt participated at the exhibition ‘Deutsche Kunst’ in the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf. 
Reiss-Schmidt was represented in the Great German Art Exhibitions with 13 works. Hitler bought his work ‘Traumende’ for 13,500 RM and ‘Olympia‘ for 20,500 RM. Both sculptures are now in the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. In 1944 Martin Bormann bought Reiss-Schmidt’s GDK-work ‘Sinnen’. His other well-known GDK works, depicted in several art magazines and on postcards, include ‘Der Morgen‘, ‘Der verwundete Grenadier‘, ‘Bauernmadchen vom Niederrhein’ and ‘Olympia’.
Reiss-Schmidt was also represented at the ‘Herbstausstellung Düsseldorfer Künstler’, 1941 in the Kunsthalle Düssseldorf; at the 'Rheinische Kunstausstellung', Danzig, 1941; at the ‘Grosse Berliner Kunstausttellung’ 1942, Nationalgalerie; and at the ‘Gau Ausstellung Westafalen-Süd, VII Grosse Sauerländiche Ausstellung’, 1944, Hagen.
Ernst Reiss-Schmidt died in 1987.
Nowadays in the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum are two works by Reiss-Schmitz: ‘Olympia’ (GDK 1944 room15) and ‘Träumende’ (‘Dreamer’, GDK 1943 room 7). The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen is in the possession of: ‘Stehende Frau’, Stehender weiblicher Akt’ and ‘Schwebende Jungfrau Olympia'. 'Träumende' was displayed at the exhibition ‘Kunst im 3. Reich, Dokumente der Unterwerfung’. The exhibition, instigated by the Frankfurter Kunstverein, was held from 1974 to 1975 in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Ludwigshafen and Wuppertal.