Boaz assumes the Legacy of Elimelech, Jan Victors
Jan Victors
Boaz assumes the Legacy of Elimelech
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Jan Victors

Boaz assumes the Legacy of Elimelech, ca. 1651 – 1653


Dimensions
180.0 x 201.7 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined
Inventory Number
581
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817 with the Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard collection
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Boaz assumes the Legacy of Elimelech
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet links unten: Jan. Victors fc.

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 1817 with the Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Rut 4,1-16

Iconclass

Primary
  • 71F66 Boaz redeems Elimelech's inheritance (Ruth 4:1-12)
  • 71F662 Boaz, the kinsman, and the elders of the city discuss Elimelech's inheritance
  • 71F663 Elimelech's kinsman cannot redeem it; he takes off his shoe
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Verst. Nic. Tjark, Mme van Hogersmilde u.a., Amsterdam (de Leth), 10. November 1762 (Nr. 147)
...
Johann Matthias de Neufville-Gontard (1754-1794), Frankfurt am Main
an Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard (1767-1833), Frankfurt am Main
verkauft an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 15. April 1817.

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Last update

13.01.2022