Carnival with Quappi
This picture is a declaration of love. After his divorce, Beckmann married the 20-year-old Mathilde von Kaulbach, known as "Quappi." In 1925, Beckmann was appointed to the Kunstschule of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, where the "Double-Portrait Max Beckmann and Quappi, Carnival" was painted. He wrote to his wife, "Our marriage picture will be beautiful. I always think of you and our picture."