Ben Uri collection

Mountain Landscape

Artist information

Name Franz Hecht (1877-1964)

Born Brunswick, Germany

Died London, England

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Franz Hecht was born in Brunswick, Germany in 1877 and trained in Munich and Paris. His graphic work was commissioned in the second and third editions of the prestigious 'Der Ganymed-Mappe' ('The Ganymed Portfolio'), a collection of independent engravings by artists including Max Beckmann, Wassily Kandinsky and Lovis Corinth, published in Munich in 1922 and 1923. Little is known of Hecht’s later life including the date of his migration to England.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium watercolour on paper

Materials and techniques watercolour (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 40.5 x 30 cm

Framed 60 x 53.5 cm

Acquisition gift from Alice Schwab 1987

Accession number 1987-131

Display status not on display

Painter and graphic artist Franz Hecht’s career has fallen into obscurity but his surviving works, including Mountain Landscape, are primarily in the Impressionist manner.

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