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Ruine Lützelhardt (Lützelhardt Ruins)
  • Franz Hein
    1863–1927
    born: Hamburg, Kingdom of Prussia (present-day Germany) ; died: Leipzig, Germany
  • Ruine Lützelhardt (Lützelhardt Ruins), 1918
  • Wasgenwald (The Vosges Forest)
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 170 x 109 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 11/16 x 4 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 268 x 185 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of Marjorie Swann and William Tsutsui in memory of Minoru and Ethel Ashworth Tsutsui
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0031.05
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Machine in a Void: World War I & the Graphic Arts," Mar-2010, Steve Goddard
Hein's portfolio of six woodcuts is dedicated to the mountainous Vosges (German Vogesen or Wasgen) region that reverted to French control after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. The sense of loss from the German perspective was all the more poignant as the region had slipped from German to French control only a few generations earlier, during the French Revolution of 1790. The prints show the woods and the ruins of medieval castles in the Vosges Mountains, including the ruins of the 13th-century castles of Lützelhardt, Wasigenstein, and Schönek.

Exhibition Label:
"Echoes of Human Migration in the Collection of the Spencer Museum of Art," Mar-2010
Hein’s portfolio of six woodcuts is dedicated to the mountainous Vosges (German Vogesen or Wasgen) region that reverted to French control after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. The sense of loss from the German perspective was all the more poignant as the region had slipped from German to French control only a few generations earlier, during the French Revolution of 1790. The prints illustrate the woods and the ruins of medieval castles in the Vosges Mountains, including the ruins of the 13th-century castles of Lützelhardt, Wasigenstein, and Schönek.