Portrait of a Man aged 46, Gottfried de Wedig;  zugeschrieben
Gottfried de Wedig
Portrait of a Man aged 46
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Portrait of a Man aged 46, 1621

71.8 x 53.7 x min. 0.5 cm
maximum depth
0.7 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak wood, reverse beveled on all edges
Inventory Number
SG 983
Acquired in 1940 as transfer from the City of Frankfurt am Main
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Portrait of a Man aged 46
Production Place
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak wood, reverse beveled on all edges
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet oben links mit dem Familienwappen und der Datierung „ · 16 [Wappen] 21 · “, darunter „ · AETATIS 46 · “ [AE ligiert]

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1940 as transfer from the City of Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif


  • 61B111(+53) anonymous historical person portrayed alone (+ half-length portrait)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31D14(+4) adult man (+ three-quarter view)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Julius Heyman (1863-1925), Frankfurt/M., seit mind. Dez. 1905
Nachlass Julius Heyman, Frankfurt a. M., 17.10.1925
testamentarische Stiftung der Sammlung an die Stadt Frankfurt a. M.
Überweisung an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt a. M., Okt. 1940.


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