Bildnis des Gillis van Breen, Hendrick Goltzius
Hendrick Goltzius
Bildnis des Gillis van Breen
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Hendrick Goltzius

Bildnis des Gillis van Breen, 1588


Blatt
376 x 292 mm
Inventory Number
807
Object Number
807 Z
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

According to an old memo, Gillis van Breen was Goltzius’s “art printer”; he probably played an important role in the artist’s workshop. The fact that Goltzius executed several portraits of van Breen in which he experimented in one way or another suggests that the two men were on friendly terms. The most well-known of these portraits is the chalk drawing in the Städel Museum collection. It is the earliest example of an entire series of large-scale coloured portrait drawings primarily of artists, executed by Goltzius in Holland and Italy in the period around 1590.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Bildnis des Gillis van Breen
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
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Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten mittig (mit schwarzer Kreide): HGOLTZIVS. f. Ao 88
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten links (mit der Feder in Braun): [...]llis Van Breen; verso die Beschriftung der Sammlung Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam (mit grauem Stift, Lugt 3002, 3003, 3004): Daniel de Bree~ / H goltzius f. / h 14 / b 12 d; unten links Stempel der Sammlung Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam (Lugt 2034); Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Karo mit Stern, eingefasst von einem Kreis
Work Catalogues
  • Řezníček 1961.355.264

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann

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Primary
  • 61B2 historical persons
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Historic Attribution
  • German, 16th century draughtsman

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11.05.2021