Still Life with Fish and Sea Animals in a Coastal Landscape, Jan van Kessel the Elder
Jan van Kessel the Elder
Still Life with Fish and Sea Animals in a Coastal Landscape
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Jan van Kessel the Elder

Still Life with Fish and Sea Animals in a Coastal Landscape, 1661


Dimensions
20.0 x 30.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Inventory Number
2167
Acquisition
Acquired in 1992 as a donation from Jürgen Schneider, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Acquisition

Jürgen Schneider (b. 1934) was born in Frankfurt. At the time of the donation he was a property developer who had made a name for himself above all through the costly renovation of historic properties in Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig and Berlin. However, his career ended abruptly in court after a spectacular bankruptcy in 1994 that ran into the billions.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Still Life with Fish and Sea Animals in a Coastal Landscape
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten in der Mitte: I. V. KESSEL. FECIT anno 1661

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1992 as a donation from Jürgen Schneider, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41C68 fish; still life of fishes
  • 25HH13 coast - HH - ideal landscapes
Secondary
Associative

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Kunsthandel H. J. Brungs, Berlin
Ausstellung in der Galerie Stern, Düsseldorf, 22. Juni – 31. August 1935 (Kat.-Nr. 34)
Verst. durch Auktionshaus Franz A. Menna, Köln, 15. Juni 1951 (Los-Nr. 784)
Privatbesitz
erworben durch den Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V., Frankfurt am Main, 1992.

Information

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Last update

19.10.2021