Portrait of a Woman with a Cap, Frans van Mieris the Elder
Frans van Mieris the Elder
Portrait of a Woman with a Cap
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Frans van Mieris the Elder

Portrait of a Woman with a Cap, 1658


Dimensions
11.3 x 8.7 x min. 0.6 cm
maximum depth
0.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
1234
Acquisition
Acquired in 1892 as bequest by Moritz Gontard
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

Having fled from France in 1689 for religious reasons, the Calvinist Gontard family soon rose to wealth and honour in its new home town of Frankfurt: the Gontards were ennobled as "Imperial Knight of the Holy Roman Empire, Lord von Gontard". Their city mansion, 'Zum weißen Hirsch', lay in Großer Hirschgraben in the neighbourhood of those of the Goethe and Passavant families. The merchant and art collector Moritz von Gontard (1826-1886) was chairman of the five-man administrative committee of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut for many years until his death. Gontard made a gift to the museum on two occasions: once for the opening of the new building in Schaumainkai, completed in 1878, which he took as an opportunity to present the museum with Lucas Cranach's 'Venus'. Eight years later Moritz von Gontard died and bequeathed his art collection to the Städel. On 28 April 1887 the official press of Prussia confirmed that it was permissible to accept the bequest: "The Administration of the Städelsches Kunst-Institut in Frankfurt am Main has been granted permission by the territorial lord to receive the 33 paintings with an approximate total value of 103,000 M which were bequeathed by the deceased merchant Friedrich Moritz Gontard in his last will and testament." The collection mainly contained works of Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting.

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Basic Information

Title
Portrait of a Woman with a Cap
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert links im Hintergrund in Höhe der Halspartie: F· van Mieris / A [°?, an dieser Stelle Ausbruch] 1658

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 1892 as bequest by Moritz Gontard

Work Content

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB111(+522) anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman (+ three-quarter view portrait)
  • 41D221(BARETT)(+44) head-gear (BARETT) (+ feathers used for clothes)
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Last update

06.09.2021