Head of an Old Man, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Head of an Old Man
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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Head of an Old Man, 1751 – 1760


Dimensions
66.0 x 51.5 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
1395
Acquisition
Acquired in 1906 as a bequest from Julius Lemmé
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Acquisition

Councillor of Commerce Julius Lemmé of Frankfurt, who died in Odessa in 1905, left this study to the Städel Museum in his will. In 1924, his eighty-two-year-old widow, Wilhelmine Lemmé – by then destitute – approached the museum administration with the plea that it should pay her a pension in view of the one-time gift. Advising her that it was under no legal obligation, the administration approved a monthly payment of fifty Reichsmarks, raised only two years later to 100 Reichsmarks. The payments continued until Wilhelmine Lemmé’s death in 1933.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Head of an Old Man
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material
Technique

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 1906 as a bequest from Julius Lemmé

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B111(+522) anonymous historical person portrayed alone (+ three-quarter view portrait)
  • 31D16 old man
Secondary
Associative
  • 45C21 (military) uniforms

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25.11.2021