Bildnis des Johann von Melem
Meister des Aachener Altars (1480-1520)

Bildnis des Johann von Melem,

um 1495/1500
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
54,2 x 34,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 718
Acquisition
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 13.09.2022)
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.

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