Portrait of Anna Elisabeth Leerse, Jean-Marc Nattier
Jean-Marc Nattier
Portrait of Anna Elisabeth Leerse
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Portrait of Anna Elisabeth Leerse, 1749


Dimensions
82.9 x 65.2 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
1208
Acquisition
Acquired in 1892 as a bequest from Jakob Philipp Nikolaus Manskopf
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Acquisition

When Jakob Philipp Nikolaus Leerse of Frankfurt, known as Manskopf, died in 1892, his family agreed that the Städel should receive three portraits of his ancestors as a gift. In 1905, however, a conflict of interest arose between the descendants and the administration over these portraits by the French painter Nattier. The family felt that any copying or reproduction of these much-loved paintings showed a “lack of respect for the portrait subjects”. It was not until 1928 that, by mutual agreement, a postcard reproduction was printed and sold.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Anna Elisabeth Leerse
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert rechts am Rand in Schulterhöhe: Nattier. pinxit. 1749.

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 a bequest from Jakob Philipp Nikolaus Manskopf

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Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(LEERSE, Anna Elisabeth)11(+53) historical person (LEERSE, Anna Elisabeth) - BB - woman - historical person (LEERSE, Anna Elisabeth) portrayed alone (+ half-length portrait)
  • 31AA231(+1) standing figure - AA - female human figure (+ front view)
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25.11.2021