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Letter to the city of Saarbrücken

MT G 885 4 Slevogt an Troost frei

Künstler

Max Slevogt

Datierung

1923

Abmessungen

17 x 14.6 cm

Material

Paper

Eigentümer

Stadtarchiv Saarbrücken

Beschreibung

In 1923, the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd named one of its passenger ships “Saarbrücken” to celebrate the ties between the Saar and the Reich. A high-ranking delegation attended the naming ceremony in Bremen, where they pledged to deliver a very special christening gift: an oil painting of Saarbrücken by a master painter. Depicting the “German” side of the city, the painting was to be displayed in the bowels of the ship. In November 1923, the renowned Impressionist Max Slevogt came to Saarbrücken to paint the city. His depiction of Alt-Saarbrücken hung in the smoking lounge of the “Saarbrücken” for at least twelve years. Unfortunately, however, this Impressionist masterpiece disappeared when the ship was sold in 1935.

“Saarbrücken” steamboat, 1923
Photograph, 20.7 x 16.4 cm
Stadtarchiv Saarbrücken
© Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Hans-Georg Merkel

 

Postcard depicting the “Saarbrücken” steamboat
Paper, 10.5 x 15 cm
Landesarchiv des Saarlandes
© Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Hans-Georg Merkel

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