Company of Music-Makers, Pieter Jacobsz. Codde
Pieter Jacobsz. Codde
Company of Music-Makers
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Pieter Jacobsz. Codde

Company of Music-Makers, ca. 1633


Dimensions
32.5 x 41.3 x min. 0.8 cm
maximum depth
8.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
SG 509
Acquisition
Acquired in 1934 as a bequest from Hugo Kessler
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Acquisition

In 1927 the Frankfurter banker Hugo Kessler (1856–1929) stipulated by will that the Städel Museum was to receive his collection of artworks upon the death of his sister Anna Maria Laetitia Kessler (1863–1934). All in all, the collection comprised forty-two predominantly Baroque paintings. However, Kessler also revered younger artists, such as Carl Spitzweg and Carl Friedrich Lessing, as well as Wilhelm Busch, a personal acquaintance. In the spring of 1936 the Städel presented an exhibition of the entire Kessler-Kolligs bequest – Kolligs being the maiden name of Kessler’s mother.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Company of Music-Makers
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert auf dem Notenblatt der Dame am linken Bildrand (alt?): PC (ligiert)

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 1934 as a bequest from Hugo Kessler

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 43A2 private festivities, merry company
  • 48C7542 musician(s) accompanying singer(s)
  • 48C7324 cithern, mandolin, guitar, balalaika
  • 48C7351 flute, aulos, tibia
Secondary

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Last update

19.01.2022