Portrait of a Girl Dressed as a Shepherdess, German Master second half of the 17th century
German Master second half of the 17th century
Portrait of a Girl Dressed as a Shepherdess
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German Master second half of the 17th century

Portrait of a Girl Dressed as a Shepherdess, 1665?


Dimensions
86.1 x 67.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
26
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

In March 1815, the Frankfurt businessman and banker Johann Friedrich Städel bequeathed his entire fortune and art collection to a foundation which was to be named after him: the 'Städelsches Kunstinstitut'. However, he also dedicated the foundation to the citizens of Frankfurt immaterially, wishing it to be an "adornment and of practical use" to Frankfurt's citizenry. He was thus the first ordinary citizen in the German-speaking region to found a public art museum: the present-day Städel Museum. When he died, his collection comprised 476 paintings, some 4,600 drawings, almost 10,000 printed graphics and valuable books.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of a Girl Dressed as a Shepherdess
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert rechts unten im Steinrahmen: AVD. p. 1665
Rechts oben im Steinrahmen: Reichsgräflich Schönbornsches Stammwappen

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 1816 with the founder’s bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(+2) historical persons - BB - woman (+ all kinds of 'portrait historié': mythological portrait, allegorical portrait, 'Rollenporträt', etc.)
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 31A2518 hand on the hip
Secondary

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Last update

14.10.2021