Portrait of the Artist Frans Francken the Elder (1542–1616), Victor Müller, copy after and after Peter Paul Rubens
Victor Müller, Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of the Artist Frans Francken the Elder (1542–1616)
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Peter Paul Rubens: Porträt von Frans Francken I., ca. 1615, Öl auf Holz, 47 x 61 cm, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, Inv. Nr. 833.1.1

Victor Müller
copy after and afterPeter Paul Rubens

Portrait of the Artist Frans Francken the Elder (1542–1616), ca. 1845 – 1848

43 x 31 cm
Physical Description
Oil on card, on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 718
Acquired 1938
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 20

Work Data

Basic Information

Portrait of the Artist Frans Francken the Elder (1542–1616)
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on card, on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert rechts unten in rot: V. M.

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired 1938

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions


  • 61B2(FRANCKEN I, Frans)11(+52) historical person (FRANCKEN I, Frans) - historical person (FRANCKEN I, Frans) portrayed alone (+ (FRANCKEN I, Frans) bust portrait)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 61B2(+52) historical persons (+ (full) bust portrait)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Victor Müller
vererbt an Otto Victor Müller (Sohn des Künstlers Victor Müller, 1870-1922), Frankfurt am Main, 1871
vererbt an seine Frau Luise gen. "Lulu" Müller-Zorn (1886-1979), Frankfurt am Main, 1922
verkauft an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1938.


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