Virgin on the Crescent Moon Worshipped by the Donor Hieronymus Rudelauf, Lucas Cranach the Elder;  workshop
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Virgin on the Crescent Moon Worshipped by the Donor Hieronymus Rudelauf
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Virgin on the Crescent Moon Worshipped by the Donor Hieronymus Rudelauf, before 1523


Dimensions
89.9 x 60.3 x min. 1.3 cm
maximum depth
1.3 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Inventory Number
1731
Acquisition
Acquired in 1923 as a bequest from Adolph Freiherr von Holzhausen
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

For almost 700 years, from 1245 until 1923, the Holzhausens were one of Frankfurt's most important patrician families and prominent members of the Imperial City's town council. More than thirty members of the family served as mayor on some seventy occasions. Until about 1500 the family were merchants on a large scale, but then concentrated on administering their country property and feudal lands. The death of Adolph Freiherr von Holzhausen (1866-1923) marked the end of the older branch of the family on the male side. He bequeathed to the Städel the ancestral portrait gallery of Frankfurt's Holzhausen family, which dated back to the time of the Renaissance. The portrait collection exhibits the particular charm of an ancestral gallery that has been maintained over many generations.

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07.06.2024