Conrad Faber von Creuznach
CIRCA 1500 CREUZNACH (?) - 1552/3 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
PORTRAIT OF CHRISTINA RAISS (1497–1541), HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A MAUVE AND BLACK DRESS, WITH GOLD CHAIN, PEARL BEAD NECKLACE AND GOLD RINGS
dated upper centre: 1529 and inscribed with the sitter's name and age: CRISTINA REYSIN IRES ALTERS. 32.
oil on oak panel
48.1 x 32.9 cm.; 19 x 13 in.
Arsène Houssaye (1815–96), Paris;
His posthumous sale, Paris, Drouot, 22–23 May 1896, lot 12, for 2,000 Francs (as Lucas Cranach);
Possibly Vischer collection, Basel (according to Kleinberger 1911, see Literature);
Possibly Félix Doisteau, Paris, 1909 (according to Kleinberger 1925, see Literature; though not listed in the Doisteau auction of 9 June 1909);
With François Kleinberger, Paris and New York, by 1911 until at least 1925;
On the Berlin art market, circa 1930 (according to von Holst, see Literature);
Paul Baerwald, New York (according to Zülch, see Literature);
Private collection, Switzerland;
Anonymous sale, Zürich, Koller, 22 September 2004, lot 3002;
Where acquired by the present owner.
New York, Kleinberger Gallery, 150 paintings by old masters of the Dutch, Flemish, German, Italian, Spanish and French schools, 1911, no. 121.
F. Kleinberger, A descriptive and illustrated catalogue of 150 paintings by old masters of the Dutch, Flemish, German, Italian, Spanish and French schools, New York 1911, cat. no. 121;
M.J. Friedländer, 'Conrad Faber, painter of the Patricians of Frankfort', in Art in America, no. 1, 1913, p. 143, cat. no. 6;
F. Kleinberger, J. Duveen and M. Knoedler, A collection of ancient paintings, objects of art and modern paintings, New York 1925, no. 14;
N. von Holst, Die Deutsche Bildnismalerei zur Zeit des Manierismus, Strasbourg 1930, p. 80;
W.K. Zülch, Frankfurter Künstler 1223–1700, Frankfurt 1935, p. 309;
C.L. Kuhn, Catalogue of German paintings of the middle ages and Renaissance in American collections, Cambridge 1936, p. 50, under cat. no. 179;
W. Brücker, Conrad Faber von Creuznach, Frankfurt 1963, pp. 34–35 and 164–65, cat. no. 11, reproduced fig. 14.