Architect's Wife (Frau eines Architeckten) [Ada Riphahn, Cologne]

Object Details

Title:

Architect's Wife (Frau eines Architeckten) [Ada Riphahn, Cologne]

Artist/Maker(s):

August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)

Culture:

German

Place(s):

Germany (Place created)

Date:

1931

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

27.9 x 21 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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Ada Riphahn, the wife of Wilhelm Riphahn, who designed the Cologne Opera House, radiates a confidence appropriate to her age and social standing. The plush velvet chair, feathery dog at her side, and shimmering blouse are balanced by the strong lines of the drapery to create a richly textured portrait.

Exhibitions
August Sander: German Portraits, 1918-1933 (March 6 to June 24, 2001)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 6 to June 24, 2001
August Sander's People of the 20th Century (November 16, 2007 to September 14, 2008)
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, (Sydney), November 16, 2007 to February 3, 2008
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), May 6 to September 14, 2008