Portrait of Friedrich Adolph Carl von Holzhausen, Georg Karl Urlaub
Georg Karl Urlaub
Portrait of Friedrich Adolph Carl von Holzhausen
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Portrait of Friedrich Adolph Carl von Holzhausen, 1789


Dimensions
53.6 x 43.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1704
Acquisition
Acquired in 1923 as a bequest from Adolph von Holzhausen
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

For almost 700 years, from 1245 until 1923, the Holzhausens were one of Frankfurt's most important patrician families and prominent members of the Imperial City's town council. More than thirty members of the family served as mayor on some seventy occasions. Until about 1500 the family were merchants on a large scale, but then concentrated on administering their country property and feudal lands. The death of Adolph Freiherr von Holzhausen (1866-1923) marked the end of the older branch of the family on the male side. He bequeathed to the Städel the ancestral portrait gallery of Frankfurt's Holzhausen family, which dated back to the time of the Renaissance. The portrait collection exhibits the particular charm of an ancestral gallery that has been maintained over many generations.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Friedrich Adolph Carl von Holzhausen
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf dem Steinblock vorne links: G:CVrlaub / P.A.: 1789 (CV ligiert)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1923 as a bequest from Adolph von Holzhausen

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Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Carl Justinian von Holzhausen (1750-1793), Frankfurt am Main
im Erbgang an Adolph Freiherr von Holzhausen (1866-1923), Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1923.

Information

Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

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Last update

10.04.2024