Bildnis des Johann von Melem

Bildnis des Johann von Melem

More about this artwork
The Frankfurt merchant Johann II von Melem (ca. 1455–1529) was an alderman for several years before becoming deputy mayor in 1516. Through his second marriage in 1484 to Gertrud (Druitgen) Rinck he became connected to one of the most important merchant families in Cologne. His tomb is in Frankfurt Cathedral. Due to a misreading of the inscription this painting was long considered a self-portrait by the artist von Melem, to whom many works were ascribed in the nineteenth century.

Displayed
AP OG Saal III
Inventory Number
WAF 718
Birth year of the artist
1480
Year the artist deceased
1520
Dimensions of the object
54,2 x 34,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Meister des Aachener Altars, Bildnis des Johann von Melem, um 1495/1500, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5347015x9e (Last updated on 30.03.2022)

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