Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis, Petrus Christus
Petrus Christus
Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis
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Petrus Christus

Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis, 1457


Dimensions
46.7 x 44.6 x min. 0.5 cm
maximum depth
0.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
920
Acquisition
Acquired in 1846 as a gift from Johann David Passavant
Status
Not on display

Texts

About the Acquisition

Johann David Passavant (1787-1861) trained as a merchant in Frankfurt, but he then worked as a painter and art expert. In 1839 he published his book on Raphael from Urbino and his father, Giovanni Santi, which the author dedicated to the "highly esteemed administration" of the Städel. In 1840 Passavant was appointed to the position of gallery inspector at the Städel. He bequeathed this painting to the museum during his lifetime, and further works by old masters followed with his bequest of 1861.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet auf der Vorderkante der unteren Thronstufe: + PETRVS·XPI[STVS]· ·ME·FECIT·14[.]7·

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1846 as a gift from Johann David Passavant

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F611 'Sacra Conversazione'
  • 11FF4222 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child sitting on her knee (Christ-child to Mary's left) - FF - the Christ-child to Mary's right
  • 11F731 Mary holding something, e.g. apple, bunch of grapes, crucifix, goldfinch ~ Madonna-representations
  • 11H(JEROME)0 the monk and hermit Jerome (Hieronymus); possible attributes: book, cardinal's hat, crucifix, hour-glass, lion, skull, stone - male saint represented in a group
  • 11H(FRANCIS)0 founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), Francis(cus) of Assisi; possible attributes: book, crucifix, lily, skull, stigmata - male saint represented in a group
Secondary

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Last update

06.09.2021