FRANZ XAVER MESSERSCHMIDT 1736-1783: FROM NEOCLASSICISM TO EXPRESSIONISM

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

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

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)

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
"Capuchin"
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
ca. 1780
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Capuchin, 1780-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Capuchin, 1780-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Childish Weeping, After 1770
Childish Weeping
1771-83

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)

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

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

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

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

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Just Rescued from Drowning
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Just Rescued From Drowning, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Just Rescued From Drowning, 1771-83
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Quiet Peaceful Sleep, After 1770
Quiet Peaceful Sleep
1777-83

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)

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

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

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

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)

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