Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower (1749/50-1827), later Baroness Macdonald, as Spes, Angelica Kauffmann
Angelica Kauffmann
Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower (1749/50-1827), later Baroness Macdonald, as Spes
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Angelica Kauffmann

Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower (1749/50-1827), later Baroness Macdonald, as Spes, 1767


Dimensions
126.7 x 101.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas (lined)
Inventory Number
2513
Acquisition
Acquired in 2017 as part of the legacy of Johannes Schmitt
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower (1749/50-1827), later Baroness Macdonald, as Spes
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas (lined)
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Nicht bezeichnet

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 2017 as part of the legacy of Johannes Schmitt

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(LEVESON-GOWER, Louisa)11(+54) historical person (LEVESON-GOWER, Louisa) - BB - woman - historical person (LEVESON-GOWER, Louisa) portrayed alone (+ three-quarter length portrait)
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D15(+4) adult woman (+ three-quarter view)
  • 31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Granville Leveson-Gower (1721-1803), 1st Marquess of Stafford
vererbt an seinen Sohn George Leveson-Gower (1758-1833), 2nd Marquess of Stafford, später 1st Duke of Sutherland, 1803
im Erbgang an George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1888-1963), 5th Duke of Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle, Schottland
Verst. Christie's, London an Privatbesitz (Hughes), 22. Oktober 1948 (Nr. 36)
...
Privatbesitz, Rüschlikon, Schweiz
Sammlung Morger, Luzern
Galerie Fischer, Luzern, 1975
Verst. Galerie Fischer, Luzern, 25.-29. Juni 1976 (Nr. 550)
Verst. Christie's, London an Privatbesitz (Albott), 9. Dezember 1979 (Nr. 84)
...
Verst. Galerie Fischer, Luzern an Privatbesitz, Konstanz, 19.-22. Mai 1992 (Nr. 2431)
Privatbesitz, Mannheim
Verst. Sotheby's London, 24. November 1999 (Nr. 53, unverkauft)
Verst. Auktionshaus im Kinsky, Wien, 20. November 2001 (Nr. 20, unverkauft)
[Privatbesitz, Frankreich], Verst. Ketterer Kunst, München an Privatbesitz, London, 24. Oktober 2003 (Nr. 81)
Johannes Schmitt, Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2017.

Information

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02.07.2020