Max Liebermann 1847-1935
T00632 Professor Richard Cassirer
Inscribed 'M Liebermann 1918.' t.r.
Oil on canvas, 38 x 30 3/4 (96.5 x 78)
Presented by H. Cassirer, the son of the sitter, 1963
Exh: Freie Secession, Berlin, May-July 1918 (103) as 'Herrenporträt Prof. C.'
Lit: Erich Hancke, Max Liebermann (Berlin 1923), p.522
Repr: Kunst und Künstler, XVI, 1918, p.428
Professor Richard Cassirer was born in 1868 at Breslau and was Professor of Neurology at Berlin University from 1912 until his death in 1925. This portrait of him was commissioned by his brother Paul Cassirer, the art dealer, on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. It was done from life in Liebermann's studio in Berlin. (Letters from the donor, 1 January 1964 and 29 February 1964).
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.440-1, reproduced p.440