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Portrait of Hans von Aachen, within an oval. c.1675
- Production date
- 1675 (c.)
Height: 129 millimetres
Width: 110 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is related to J.G. Waldreich's print for Sandrart's 'Teutscher Akademie' of 1675, which is based on Saenredam's engraving of Hans von Aachen after a lost self-portrait of c.1601 (Hans von Aachen, New Hollstein, no.62). A group of similar drawings connected with Sandrart's book is in the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek, Munich, (see R.A. Peltzer, 'Sandrart Studien', Münchener Jahrbuch, 1925, p. 103f) and one is in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (portrait of Giambologna, inv.no. C 60/358). Compare also with Lucas Kilian's series of copies after Hans von Aachen, eg Christoph Schwarger in Edinburgh (Jacoby, ills. on.p.12).
Lit.: R. Schilling (ed.), 'Die von Edmund Schilling gesammelten Zeichnungen', published privately, Edgware, 1982, p. 213, 'Das kleine Album', no.53.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1961 Manchester, German Art 1400-1600, no.203
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Teutscher Akademie
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- In 1997, the Museum acquired on the death of Mrs Rosi Schilling the majority of a collection of mostly northern Old Master drawings assembled by her late husband the curator and later drawings dealer and adviser, Edmund Schilling (1888-1974). Schilling was born in Germany and came to Britain in 1937 after the rise of the Nazis. He was prominent as a specialist in German Old Master drawings and his widow’s bequest in his memory was predominantly made up of studies that he had collected in this field. Given its importance, the Museum accepted the bequest for public benefit in good faith, and has afterwards researched its history, insofar as it has been able. There remain however many works in the bequest with uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45 and the Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of these works during that era.
This drawing was acquired by Edmund Schilling for a small album (no. 53) that he compiled for his wife, Rosi Schilling (see for further details 1997,0713.1; for the original album, see 159.b.28).
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