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Barthel Beham
Portrait of a Woman

oil on panel
96.3 x 74.2 cm (37-7/8 x 28-7/8 in)
Schaffner, Martin, 1477-1549
House of Schad von Mittelbiberach; [1] by inheritance in 1840 to Count von Leutrum Ertingen, Stuttgart. Prof. Hugo Freiherr von Haberman, Munich, by 1899 [2]. Rodolphe Kann [1845-1905], Paris; acquired with Kann collection in 1907 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc, New York, no. 114 of catalogue); sold back to Kann relations; [3] inherited by M. Ravin, Paris; sold 1953 via (Robert Lebel, Paris) to (Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York, no. 8081); [4]sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 7 January 1957 as Martin Schaffner; gift 1961 to the Denver Art Museum, no. 1961.180 (on loan from the Kress Foundation, 1954–61). [1] In their 1840 publication, C. Grüneisen and E. Mauch indicate that the painting belonged to the patrician house of Schad and had passed through inheritance to the Count von Leutrum. [2] Exhibited in Munich in 1901, Verein bildender Künstler Münchens, Sezession, Ausstellung von Meisterwerken der Renaissance aus Privatbesitz, cat. no. 138, as a member of the Schad von Mittelbiberach family. [3]Duveen Brothers Records, Paris Ledger no. 1, Kann Collection, Box 117, Microfilm Reel 39, Getty Research Institute. [4] Jacques Seligmann Papers, Archives of American Art, Box 85, general correpondence, Kress; Box 173, interoffice memos 5884-5084; Box 283/folder 5, stock catalogue nos. 4453-8220; Box 291, purchase receipts and documentation nos. 8127-8233; Box 56, general correspondence, Lebel.
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