Jupiter and Hebe, Ignaz Unterberger
Ignaz Unterberger
Jupiter and Hebe
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Ignaz Unterberger

Jupiter and Hebe, ca. 1775 – 1790


Dimensions
30.3 x 41.5 x 2.1 cm
Physical Description
Oil on marble
Inventory Number
1283
Acquisition
Acquired in 1895 as a gift from Josephine und Anton Brentano
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Acquisition

When she married the Frankfurt citizen Franz Brentano in about 1800, noblewoman Antonia Josepha Edle von Birckenstock brought with her the famous art collection of her aristocratic father, Johann Melchior Ritter und Edler von Birckenstock. The Brentano-Birckenstock collection became one of the largest private art galleries in Frankfurt. Their daughter Josephine Brentano (1804-1879) married the Frankfurt merchant and chairman of the civic assembly Anton Theodor Brentano-Toccia (1809-1895). In 1870 the Städel acquired by auction some famous paintings from the Brentano-Birckenstock collection. This was followed in 1895 by an extensive donation. According to the inventory of art objects drawn up at the time, the small-format Baroque paintings mostly hung in the dining room of the Brentanos.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Jupiter and Hebe
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on marble
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 1895 as a gift from Josephine und Anton Brentano

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 92B1 (story of) Jupiter (Zeus)
  • 92D7 (story of) Hebe (Juventas)
  • 92C27 specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Minerva; Minerva as patroness
Secondary
  • 91C212 the Giants piling up mountains
  • 48A9872 ornament ~ grotesque

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14.10.2021