Tree of Jesse, Hans Holbein the Elder
Hans Holbein the Elder
Tree of Jesse
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Hans Holbein the Elder

Tree of Jesse, 1501


Dimensions
166.2 x 150.2 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce wood
Inventory Number
HM 6
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Tree of Jesse
Painter
Altar
Exterior Wings of the Frankfurt Dominican Altarpiece
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce wood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unten rechts datiert und signiert: AN[N]O· A· PARTV· VIRGINIS· SALVTIFERO· M°· V°· PRIMO· / PRESIDENTE· IN· LOCO· ISTO · R[EVERRE]NDO· PRE[DICATORVM]· F· I·W·/HANS· HOILBAYN· DE· AVGVSTA· ME· PINXIT·
Inschrift auf der Seite der Bodenplatte des Thrones: · EGREDIETVR · VIRGA · DE · · RADICE · YESSE · YSAIE ·
XIC ·
Beischriften der drei hinter dem Thron stehenden Patriarchen, mittig: ABRAHAM, links: YSAAC, rechts: ·IACOB·
Beischrift des harfespielenden Mannes: ·DAVID REX·ET·PROPHETA·
Beischrift des blau gekleideten Mannes rechts oben: ·SALOMON·SAPIENS·
Inschrift auf dem Saum Salomons: 37°EVI
Beischrift oberhalb des Mannes mit langem Bart und weißem Brokatmantel: ·ROBOAM·
Beischrift des rot gekleideten Mannes links: ·MANASSES·

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe des Historischen Museums Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 42G1 family lineage, pedigree, genealogical tree or table
  • 73A21 tree of Jesse: genealogical tree showing Christ's ancestors, sprouting from Jesse's loins
  • 11I62(JESSE) male persons from the Old Testament (JESSE) (JESSE)
  • 11I62(ISAAC) male persons from the Old Testament (ISAAC) (ISAAC)
  • 11I62(JACOB) male persons from the Old Testament (JACOB) (JACOB)
  • 11I62(DAVID) David (not in biblical context); possible attributes: crown, harp
  • 11I62(ABRAHAM) Abraham (not in biblical context); possible attribute: knife
  • 11I62(SOLOMON) Solomon (not in biblical context); possible attributes of Solomon: crown, sceptre, sword
  • 11I62(REHOBOAM) male persons from the Old Testament (REHOBOAM) (REHOBOAM)
  • 11I62(MANASSEH) male persons from the Old Testament (MANASSEH) (MANASSEH)
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02.07.2020