Dance under the Linden Tree

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Ludwig Knaus (German, 1829–1910)
Dance under the Linden Tree, 1881
Oil on canvas
40 × 57 in. (101.6 × 144.78 cm)
Gift of the René von Schleinitz Foundation M1962.31
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
Currently on View

Publication History
Murrell, Kat. German Art and Architecture To Go with German Fest, Urban Milwaukee, August 2, 2011, color detail. http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2011/08/02/german-art-and-architecture-to-go-with-german-fest/ (accessed February 2, 2017).

Craven, Wayne. Gilded Mansions: Grand Architecture and High Society. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2009, p. 103. (as A German Village Fete)

Lewis, Arnold et al. The Opulent Interiors of the Gilden Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses. New York: Dover, 1987, p. 38, painting seen in home of William H. Vanderbil in fig. 120.

Bisanz, Rudolf M. The René von Schleinitz Collection of the Milwaukee Art Center: Major Schools of German Nineteenth-Century Popular Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1980, pp. 142–43, cat. 85, color illus. p. 32, b/w illus. p. 143.

Schmidt, Ulrich, Brigitte Rechberg, and Sigrid Russ. Ludwig Knaus, 1829-1910. Hanau: Peters, 1979, p. 171, cat. 99, illus. p. 171.

Milwaukee Art Center. Paintings from the Von Schleinitz Collection. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1968, cat. 30, b/w pl. 5.

Die Weltkunst. XV (November 1956): 17, pl. L.L..

Parke-Bernet Galleries. The William H. Vanderbilt Collection of Paintings, with Paintings Collected by Brig. Gen. Cornelius Vanderbilt, April 18–19, 1945. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1945, lot 66, p. 56, b/w illus. (as A German Village Fête)

Reproduced as rotogravure, 1923. (as Suabian Village Fete)

Colby, Frank Moor and Talcott Williams, eds. Ludwig Knaus.The New International Encyclopaedia. Vol 13. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1917, p. 291. (as A Village Festival)

Rider, Fremont. Rider's New York City. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1916, p. 317. (as A German Village Fête loaned from the William Vanderbilt Collection)

Burroughs, Bryson. Catalogue of Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1914, p. 145. (as A German Village Fête loaned from the William Vanderbilt Collection)

Striking Paintings of the Vanderbilt Collection, Owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Esq., and Loaned to the Metropolitan Museum. The New York Times, May 3, 1914, b/w illus. (as A German Village Fête)

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition of Contemporary German Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1909, p. 29. (as A German Village Fête loaned from the William Vanderbilt Collection)

Scheewe, L. Ludwig Knaus in Thieme, Ulrich, Felix Becker, Fred. C. Willis, and Hans Vollmer. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Vol. XX. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1907–50, p. 572.

Story, Geroge Henry. Illustrated Catalogue: Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1905, p. 211, cat. 49.

Pietsch, Ludwig. Knaus. Bielefeld: Velhagen & Klasing, 1901, p. 74 ff., pl. 51.

White, Trumbull and William Igleheart. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Chicago: P.W. Ziegler & Co., 1893, b/w illus. p. 342. (as A Country Festival) (Note: a different painting called A Country Festival,also by Ludwig Knaus but dated 1883, is listed as loan from Charles T. Yerkes collection in Moses, John and Paul Selby. The White City. Chicago: Chicago Book Co., 1893. This painting was for the special exhibition on Illinois. Reproduction of Yerkes painting can be found in the auction catalogue of the Charles T. Yerkes Collection of Ancient and Modern Paintings, sold at Mendelssohn Hall, New York, April 5–8, 1910.)

Boetticher, Friedrich von. Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts: Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte. Vol. 1. Dresden: Boetticher, 1891, p. 709, no. 89.

Vanderbilt, William H. Collection of W. H. Vanderbilt. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1884, no. 77. (as A German Village Fête)

A Glimpse of Beauty. The Courier-Journal, April 4, 1884, p. 8. (as German Village Fete)
Exhibition History
Paintings from the von Schleinitz Collection, Milwaukee Art Center, September 13–October 13, 1968.

Ludwig Knaus, 1829-1910, Museum Wiesbaden, October 21–December 30, 1979; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel, January 19–March 16, 1980; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, March 30–May 1, 1980.

Lent by William H. Vanderbilt Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1914–at least 1916.

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, May 1–October 26, 1893. (as A Country Festival)

Schulte's Salon, Berlin, Germany, April 1889.


This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.