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image of The Rule of Bacchus [left panel] Workshop of Albrecht Altdorfer
Anonymous Artist (painter)
Albrecht Altdorfer (related artist)
German, 1480 or before - 1538
The Rule of Bacchus [left panel], c. 1535
oil on hardboard transferred from panel
left panel: 39 x 15.9 cm (15 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.31.a
Not on View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 1 of 12

Provenance

Professor Wieser, Innsbruck, by 1891.[1] Lacher von Eisack, Bad Tölz, Oberbayern.[2] (Paul Cassirer, Berlin).[3] Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1875-1947], Schloss Rohoncz, Hungary, and later Villa Favorita, Lugano-Castagnola, Switzerland, by 1930;[4] by inheritance to his son, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1921-2002], Villa Favorita; acquired 1950 by (M. Knoedler & Co., New York);[5] purchased February 1951 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.

[1] As per Max Friedländer, Albrecht Altdorfer, der Maler von Regensburg, Leipzig, 1891: 56, no. 27.

[2] Cited by Rudolf Heinemann, Stiftung Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz, Lugano-Castagnola, 1937: 2.

[3] Information from annotated copy of Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz, Exh. cat. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1930, in the possession of Mrs. Walter Feilchenfeldt, Sr., Zurich, per letter of 28 January 1989 to John Hand in the object file (1952.5.31.a-c), NGA curatorial filess. Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian, Oxford, 1977: 35, erroneously listed Walter Feilchenfeldt as owning the picture.

[4] Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz, Exh. cat. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1930: no. 4.

[5] On the reverse of each panel is an NGA label bearing in what appears to be black crayon: CA 3724, the M. Knoedler & Co. stock number. This number is confirmed in a 2 March 1988 letter from Nancy C. Little, M. Knoedler & Co., to John Hand, in the object file, NGA curatorial files. See also the M. Knoedler & Co. brochure in the object file.

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