A Family at Table, Georg Melchior Kraus
Georg Melchior Kraus
A Family at Table
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Georg Melchior Kraus

A Family at Table, 1770 – 1774


Dimensions
45.4 x 54.9 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1134
Acquisition
Acquired in 1882 as a gift from Carl Jonas Mylius
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Acquisition

The architect Karl Jonas Mylius (1839–1883) and his partner Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli ran a successful architectural firm in Frankfurt from 1870 to 1881. Among their most important commissions was the design for the Central Cemetery in Vienna; in Frankfurt itself they built the Hotel Frankfurter Hof in 1875/76. One year before his death, Mylius donated two works by the painter Georg Melchior Kraus to the Städel, along with permission for their sale, should the need arise.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
A Family at Table
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert auf der Falltür links: G M Kraus.
Work Catalogues
  • Knorr G 16

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1882 as a gift from Carl Jonas Mylius

Work Content

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Primary
  • 42 family, descendance
  • 41C4 (family) meal
  • 42B75 child(ren) with other members of the family
Secondary
  • 59A1 Sociality
  • 41A2 interior of the house
  • 41A7 furniture and household effects
  • 34B11 dog

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Last update

19.01.2022