Portrait of a Woman, Johann Georg von Edlinger
Johann Georg von Edlinger
Portrait of a Woman
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Johann Georg von Edlinger

Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1785


Dimensions
101.8 x 75.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined
Inventory Number
1591
Acquisition
Acquired in 1919 as a gift by Moritz Oppenheim.
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

Moritz Oppenheim (1800−1882) grew up in the orthodox Jewish milieu of the Jewish quarter in Hanau, which had a lasting influence on him throughout his life. His early talent for drawing led him to the Städel art institute in 1820. He also studied in Paris, Munich and Rome. After his return from Italy, he met Goethe in Weimar. It was through Goethe's mediation that Oppenheim was granted the title of Grand Duke of Weimar Professor. In 1828, he settled in Frankfurt am Main as a painter. There he discovered a genre for himself: the Jewish life in old Frankfurt. Before then, there was practically no painter in Frankfurt who depicted these views for posterity. He created two imperial portraits for the Frankfurter Römer. Oppenheim's heirs donated his "Portrait of a Woman" by Johann Georg von Edlinger (1741−1819) to the Städel Museum in 1919. In 1924, his grandson Alfred Nathaniel Oppenheim published the memoirs of his grandfather.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of a Woman
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unbezeichnet

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1919 as a gift by Moritz Oppenheim.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(+54) historical persons - BB - woman (+ three-quarter length portrait)
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D15(+4) adult woman (+ three-quarter view)
  • 31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure
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Last update

10.06.2022