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Fred Werner collection of Lyonel Feininger sketches, 1889-1890

Werner, Fred


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, partial microfilm reel

Summary: Eight sketches by Feininger for "A Ship of 49" and "Dante's Inferno." Also filmed is a letter from Werner to Dr. Ernst Scheyer discussing the sketches. This letter and another from Werner to Scheyer are in the Ernst Scheyer papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Feininger: painter, printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany. Was active in the movement known as German Expressionism. Born in the United States and moved to Germany. Was known as one of the masters of the Bauhaus.


Lent for microfilming 1959 by Feininger's friend, Fred Werner, via art historian Ernst Scheyer, who used the material in his biography of Feininger.

Related Materials

Lyonel Feininger papers also located at: Busch-Reisinger Museum of Germanic Culture, Harvard Universtiy, Cambridge, Mass.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Fred Werner.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D5 (9 unnumbered frames between 827 and 828) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Fred Werner collection of Lyonel Feininger sketches, 1889-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.