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Margarethe von Aich (1517–1570)

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Provenance

By 1873, Schloss Roland Fahne, Düsseldorf. Martin Heckscher, Vienna (?). By 1909, Oscar Huldschinsky (b. 1848 - d. 1931), Berlin [see note 1]; May 10, 1928, Huldschinsky sale, Paul Cassirer and Hugo Helbing, Berlin, lot 45, to Siegfried Kramarsky (d. 1961), Amsterdam and New York [see note 2]; by 1965, sold by Kramarsky or his heirs to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; 1966, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1966) NOTES: [1] See W. Bode, "Die Sammlung Oscar Huldschinsky," Frankfurt, 1909, p. 37. [2] Sigfried Kramarsky was a Jewish financier who served as the Amsterdam Director of the German Bank Lisser-Rosencrantz; he fled to Lisbon in 1939 before moving to New York with his family in January 1940. According to a letter from Saemy Rosenberg of Rosenberg and Stiebel to Thomas N. Maytham of the MFA (January 17, 1966; in MFA curatorial file), this picture and its companion (MFA 66.11) "were bought by the late Mr. Siegfried Kramarsky at the Huldinschky sale and have been in his family ever since."

Credit Line

M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund

about 1540

Dimensions

41.9 x 32.7 cm (16 1/2 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.12

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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