The Infant Christ as Salvator Mundi, Bartolomeo Veneto;  succession
Bartolomeo Veneto
The Infant Christ as Salvator Mundi
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Bartolomeo Veneto succession

The Infant Christ as Salvator Mundi, 1502 – 1546


Dimensions
43.7 x 38.3 x 1.4 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
1275
Acquisition
Acquired in 1895
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

When she married the Frankfurt citizen Franz Brentano in about 1800, noblewoman Antonia Josepha Edle von Birckenstock brought with her the famous art collection of her aristocratic father, Johann Melchior Ritter und Edler von Birckenstock. The Brentano-Birckenstock collection became one of the largest private art galleries in Frankfurt. Their daughter Josephine Brentano (1804-1879) married the Frankfurt merchant and chairman of the civic assembly Anton Theodor Brentano-Toccia (1809-1895). In 1870 the Städel acquired by auction some famous paintings from the Brentano-Birckenstock collection. This was followed in 1895 by an extensive donation. According to the inventory of art objects drawn up at the time, the small-format Baroque paintings mostly hung in the dining room of the Brentanos.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Infant Christ as Salvator Mundi
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet auf dem Globus: EVROPA, ASI[A], AFRI[CA]

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1895

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11D324 'Salvator Mundi', making a blessing gesture; an orb in his hand or at his feet
  • 11D22 Christ-child ~ types of adult Christ
  • 31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth)

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Last update

28.06.2022