Woman Holding a Basket of Fruit, Johann Ulrich Mayr
Johann Ulrich Mayr
Woman Holding a Basket of Fruit
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Johann Ulrich Mayr

Woman Holding a Basket of Fruit, ca. 1667 – 1670


Dimensions
84.2 x 70.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1942
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

He was destined for art from the cradle: Johann Ulrich Mayr, son of an Augsburg woman painter, trained first with Rembrandt in Amsterdam and later in Antwerp with Jacob Jordaens. Returning to his native city in southern Germany, he became one of the leading masters there. The basket of fruit and the leaves ornamenting her hair put this anonymous beauty on the same footing as Flora or Ceres, the goddesses of fruitfulness and bounty. The red cloak enhances the appeal of this truly eye-catching young woman with the pearl earring – and yet she seems absorbed in her own thoughts.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Woman Holding a Basket of Fruit
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert in der linken unteren Ecke: Mair f.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1938

Work Content

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Main Motif
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Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB111(+53) anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman (+ half-length portrait)
  • 41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket
  • 41C653 fruit
Secondary

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11.02.2020