Franz Xaver Messerschmidt 1736-1783: From Neoclassicism to Expressionism

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Artist as He Imagined Himself Laughing, 1777-81

Tin cast
H. 43.1 x W. 23 x D. 25 cm
(17 x 9 x 9 7/8 in.)
Private Collection, Belgium

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

The Artist as He Imagined Himself Laughing
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1777-81
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Artist as He Imagined Himself Laughing, 1777-81
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Capuchin, 1780-83

Lead-tin cast
H. 36.4 x W. 22 x D. 27.5 cm
(14 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Galéria mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

"Capuchin"
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
ca. 1780
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Capuchin, 1780-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Childish Weeping, After 1770

Tin-lead cast
H. 44 x W. 22 x D. 25 cm
(17 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.) 
Szépművészeti Múzeum
(Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest
 

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

Childish Weeping
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Childish Weeping, After 1770
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Afflicted with Constipation, 1771-83

Lead-tin cast
H. 30.2 x W. 22 x D. 22 cm
(11 7/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.)
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

Afflicted with Constipation
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Afflicted with Constipation, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Difficult Secret, 1771-83

Tin cast
H. 43.2 x W. 22.5 x D. 24.5 cm
(17 x 8 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Private Collection, New York

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

The Difficult Secret
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Difficult Secret, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Franz von Scheyb, Before 1769

Lead-tin alloy
H. 42 x W. 22.5 x D. 22.5 cm
(16 1/2 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
Wien Museum, Vienna

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

Franz von Scheyb
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Before 1769
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Franz von Scheyb, Before 1769
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Ill-Humored Man, 1771-83

Lead-tin cast
H. 38.7 x W. 23 x D. 23 cm
(15 1/4 x 9 x 9 in.)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

The Ill-Humored Man
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Ill-Humored Man, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Just Rescued From Drowning, 1771-83

Alabaster
H. 40 x W. 20 x D. 25.5 cm
(15 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 10 in.)
Private Collection, Belgium

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

Just Rescued from Drowning
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Just Rescued From Drowning, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Quiet Peaceful Sleep, After 1770

Tin cast
H. 43 x W. 24 x D. 26 cm
(16 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)
Szépművészeti Múzeum
(Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

Quiet Peaceful Sleep
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1777-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Quiet Peaceful Sleep, After 1770
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, A Hypocrite and Slanderer, 1771-83

Metal cast (lead-tin alloy?)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
H. 37 x W. 24.4 x D. 29.5 cm
(14 5/8 x 5 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.)
Purchase, European Scultpure and Decorative Arts Fund; Lila Acheson Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fisch, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gifts, 2010

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

A Hypocrite and Slanderer
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, A Hypocrite and Slanderer, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Variation of "Strong Odor," 1771-83

Metal cast (lead-tin alloy?)
H. 48.9 x W. 23 x D. 32 cm
(19 1/4 x 9 x 12 5/8 in.)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

Variation of "Strong Odor"
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Variation of "Strong Odor," 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Yawner, 1771-83<p> 	b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria

Tin cast
H. 43 x W. 22 x D. 24 cm
(16 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Szépművészeti Múzeum
(Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest

b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria
d. 1783, Pressburg (today, Bratislava)

The Yawner
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Yawner, 1771-83<p> 	b. 1736, Wiesensteig, Bavaria