Portrait of a Lady, Girolamo da Carpi;   ?
Girolamo da Carpi
Portrait of a Lady
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Girolamo da Carpi ?

Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1530 – 1540


Dimensions
113.7 x 79.0 x 3.7 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
946
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

The painter behind this portrait remains unidentified. A monumental Italian portrait in combination with a landscape in the Flemish style seems contradictory at first, and the list of painters to whom it has been attributed is long and diverse and includes such names as: Jan van Scorel, Sodoma, Dosso Dossi, Parmigianino, Bronzino, Girolamo da Carpi, Nicolò dell’Abate and Pieter de Kempeneer. At the Städel it was indeed attributed to Kempeneer until recently. But a comparison with the double portrait of Marco Bracci and Cardinal Ippolito de’ Medici in the National Gallery in London, which is by the same hand and can be attributed with some confidence to Girolamo da Carpi, now suggests this important Ferrarese painter was more likely the author of the Städel picture.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of a Lady
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB111(+53) anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman (+ half-length portrait)
  • 31AA235(+4) sitting figure - AA - female human figure (+ three-quarter view)
Secondary
Alternative
  • 41A3372 view through a window from the inside
  • 48C514 picture, painting

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Last update

13.01.2022