The Holy Kinship, Master of the Holy Blood
Master of the Holy Blood
The Holy Kinship
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Master of the Holy Blood

The Holy Kinship, ca. 1520


Dimensions
89.8 x 82.0 x 1.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak wood, reverse original, beveled on all sides as well as right-angle cut to fit the groove of the frame
Inventory Number
970
Acquisition
Acquired in 1861 as request by Johann David Passavant
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

Johann David Passavant (1787−1861) was an unusual person. First trained as a merchant in his parents' business in Frankfurt, from 1817 on he developed into a Nazarene painter and finally became a co-founder of a scientifically oriented art history. His work on Rafael von Urbino and his father Giovanni Santi, published in 1839, is considered one of the cornerstones of art research. The author had dedicated it to the "highly commendable administration" of the Städel, which had supported the research enterprise as well as the printing. He had been closely associated with the institute for a long time and had been advising it on art purchases since 1817. In 1840, Passavant took up the post of gallery inspector at the Städel art institute. The artist and art scientist also set up a small private collection himself, which he bequeathed to the Städel in his legacy dated 1861.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Holy Kinship
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak wood, reverse original, beveled on all sides as well as right-angle cut to fit the groove of the frame
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unbezeichnet

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1861 as request by Johann David Passavant

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73A22 Holy Kinship
  • 11F421 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child in front of her in her lap (or in front of her bosom)
  • 73A221 'Anna selbdritt', i.e. Anna, Mary and Christ-child close together
  • 31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure
  • 11C God the Father
  • 11E the Holy Ghost
  • 11B the Holy Trinity, 'Trinitas coelestis'; Father, Son and Holy Ghost ~ Christian religion
Secondary
Associative

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Last update

19.10.2021