Theodor Schloepke: Fritz Reuter

oil on canvas, 1866, height (oval): 62 cm

Duke Frederick Francis II. of Mecklenburg-Schwerin commissioned his court painter, Theodor Schloepke, to paint an oil portrait of Fritz Reuter for the Schwerin painting gallery. The suggestion came from Gustav zu Putlitz, the director of the grand ducal Theatre in Schwerin at that time. Fritz Reuter would have preferred to have accommodated in Eisenach “another artist […], who I do not know so well” for this purpose but he was very satisfied with the final picture and said that his wife no longer knew “whether she would rather keep the picture or the original.”

Text: C. N.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Fritz-Reuter-Literaturmuseum Stavenhagen

Fritz-Reuter-Literaturmuseum Stavenhagen

Markt 1
17153 Stavenhagen