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 Aachen, Hans von (German painter, 1552-1615) , Holy Family with Angels

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Title Holy Family with Angels
Alternative Title The Virgin and Child and St John; Holy Family with Saints and Angels; Virgin and Child
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Aachen, Hans von (German painter, 1552-1615)
Attributed to Parmigianino (Italian painter, 1503-1540)
Date Earliest probably about 1572
Date Latest N 1616

A drawing in pen and bistre in the Uffizi, traditionally attributed to Nicola van der Heck, is very close to this painting. An engraving by Sadeler, prints of which are in the National Gallery in Prague, and also Amsterdam and Budapest are almost identical, but in reverse, have two extra figures, and an additional flying cherub. A painting, in reverse, probably from the engraving is in a private collection in Ravensburg.

The present attribution is supported by Dr. Eliska Fucikova, on the ground of its similarity to the engraving by Sadeler after Hans von Aachen of the Holy Family.

Current Accession Number 129
Subject religion
Measurements 26.7 x 21.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on copper
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1855.
Publications Jacoby, J., Hans van Aachen, 1552-1615, Munich, 2000;
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)



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