Hans Thoma  
Hans Thoma

Self portrait
Hans Thoma (October 2, 1839 – November 7, 1924) was a German painter.


Hans Thoma Spätsommertag im Schwarzwald 1892
He was born in Bernau in the Black Forest, Germany. Having started life as a painter of clock faces, he entered in 1859 the Karlsruhe academy, where he studied under Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and Ludwig des Coudres. He subsequently studied and worked, with but indifferent success, in Düsseldorf, Paris, Italy, Munich and Frankfurt, until his reputation became firmly established as the result of an exhibition of some thirty of his paintings in Munich. He died in Karlsruhe in 1924 at the age of 85.

In spite of his studies under various masters, his art has little in common with modern ideas, and is formed partly by his early impressions of the simple idyllic life of his native district, partly by his sympathy with the early German masters, particularly with Albrecht Altdorfer and Lucas Cranach the Elder. In his love of the details of nature, in his precise (though by no means faultless) drawing of outline, and in his predilection for local coloring, he has distinct affinities with the Pre-Raphaelites.


Der Rhein bei Saeckingen
Many of his pictures have found their way into two private collections in Liverpool. A portrait of the artist, and two subject pictures, The Guardian of the Valley and Spring Idyll, are at the Galerie Neue Meister; Eve in Paradise and The Open Valley at the Städel. Other important pictures of his are Paradise, Christ and Nicodemus, The Flight into Egypt, Charon, Pietà, Adam and Eve, Solitude, Tritons, besides many landscapes and portraits.

He also produced numerous lithographs and pen drawings, and some decorative mural paintings, notably in a café at Frankfurt, and in the music room of the Pringsheimer house in Munich.

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Feldblumenstrauss anagoria

Sommer anagoria

Der Rhein bei Saeckingen anagoria


Diana under the tree


Amor als Landschaftsmaler

Apollo und Marsyas

Bachmotiv mit Wiese und Felsen

Badende Jünglinge

Bildnis der beiden Töchter der Familie Haag (1883)

Blick auf ein Taunustal

Blick auf Mamolsheim

Blick durchs offene Fenster (Oberursel)


Der Krieg (1907, Städel)

Der verlorene Sohn

Der Ziegenhirt

Die Flucht nach Ägypten (1879)

Die Gralsburg

Die Öd (Holzhausenpark und -schlößchen)

Faun und Jüngling


Frühlingsmelodie (1914)


In der Hängematte (1876)

Kornfeld bei Oberursel (Sommerzeit)

Olivengarten am Gardasee

Die Quelle

Schafherde bei Oberurse



Stillleben mit Feldblumen in einer Glasvase (1883)

Unter dem Flieder (1871)

Großmutter mit einem Kleinkind