Mary worshiping the Child, Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi)
Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi)
Mary worshiping the Child
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Giovanni Battista Salvi gen. Sassoferrato: Maria, das Kind anbetend, Öl auf Leinwand, 98,8 x 74 cm, Inv.-Nr. M.I. 628, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi)

Mary worshiping the Child, 1640 – 1660 ?


Dimensions
73.4 x 62.5 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
1281
Acquisition
Acquired in 1895 as a gift by Josephine and 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
Mary worshiping the Child
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material

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 by Josephine and Anton Brentano

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B21 adoration of the Christ-child by Mary
  • 11F4113 Mary standing (or half-length), the Christ-child in front of her, close to her bosom; lying
Secondary

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Last update

19.01.2022