- Museum number
- Series: Lili von Braunbehrens 'Stadtnacht' (Lil von Braunbehrens' 'City Night')
'Stadtnacht' by Lili von Braunbehrens; illustrated book of poems with seven lithographs of various figures by Max Beckmann (Munich: R Piper & Co, 1921), edition 116/500
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Height: 278 millimetres
Width: 230 millimetres (cover)
- Curator's comments
- These seven prints predate Lili von Braunbehrens' 'Stadtnacht', the book of poetry in which they appeared as illustrations. The book was marketed under Beckmann's name. For the text that accompanies each illustration, see Hofmaier (no.164-170, pp.434-449).
A translation by Verena Bertmaring reads as follows: "Trinklied, by Lili von Braunbehrens/ You shall drink, drink!/ Lard your forks/ And drink for as long/ Until the vaults laugh at you/And you won't know the time anymore./ But don't stammer afterwards/ Of Love!/ Do you know of it/ You drunkards?".
Plate 3, entitled 'Verbitterung' (Bitterness), is a self-portrait.
(See also Carey & Griffiths, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', BM exh cat, 1984, no.245)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984 May-Jul, London, Tate Gallery, 'Beckmann's Carnival'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Stadtnacht
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- Prints and Drawings
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