Portrait of Ruprecht Thenn (1512-1545), Master of the Portraits of the Thenn Children, Wolf Huber  Werkstatt ?
Master of the Portraits of the Thenn Children and Wolf Huber
Portrait of Ruprecht Thenn (1512-1545)
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Master of the Portraits of the Thenn Children
Wolf Huber Werkstatt ?

Portrait of Ruprecht Thenn (1512-1545), 1516


Dimensions
43.1 x 33.9 x min. 0.8 cm
maximum depth
0.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Inventory Number
SG 450
Acquisition
Acquired in 1928
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

In 1516 the Salzburg mint master Johann Thenn had portraits painted of three of his children. This picture shows his son Ruprecht, who was about four at the time, in three-quarter profile and posing as a falconer. His left hand is raised and holds a small white fabric bag, the falconer's lure. Perched on his gloved right hand, though, is not a bird of prey, but a harmless sparrow. Around his neck, the child is wearing a coral chain with a golden medallion showing the figure of a saint, probably a pilgrim's badge. In the background can be seen an Alpine landscape with snow-capped mountains beneath an almost cloudless sky.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Portrait of Ruprecht Thenn (1512-1545)
Painter
Series
Portraits of the Thenn Children
Part Number / Total
1 / 3
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert auf der oberen Rahmenleiste: ·1516·
Auf der unteren Rahmenleiste Wappen der Salzburger Familie Thenn: Wappen: schräg geteilter schwarz-goldener Schild mit springendem Hirsch

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Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1928

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Associated Persons and Institutions

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Secondary

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