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An image of Portrait of a young woman by The Master of the 1540s

The Master of the 1540s

(Flanders  – )

Title
Portrait of a young woman
Year
1541
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on panel
Dimensions

59.5 x 44.9 cm panel; 75.5 x 60.5 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Dated u.r., oil "...1541"
Credit
Gift of James Fairfax AO 1993
Accession number
482.1993
Location
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (5)

Dr Hans Wetzlar, Amsterdam/Netherlands, after 1952 and by 1953, not listed in Max J. Friedlander, 'Collection Dr. H. Wetzlar' Amsterdam, 1952. Lent to the exhibition 'Le portrait dans les Pays-Bas' Musée Communal, Bruges 1953

H Becker, circa 1967, by 1967, listed in 'Sammlung Becker I, gemälde alter meister / bearbeitung des kataloges' by Rolf Fritz, Dortmund, 1967, as collection of H. Becker.

Cramer, 1976-1977, The Hague/Netherlands, [dealer]

Artneys International Ltd, 1982, by 1982, Sold to James Fairfax 1982

James Oswald Fairfax AC, 1982-31 Aug 1993, Bowral/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of James Fairfax 1993. Purchased by James Fairfax from Artneys International Ltd 1982

Bibliography (8)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992. no catalogue numbers

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1994, Sydney, 1994, 44.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers

Richard Beresford and Peter Raissis, The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2003, 114, 115 (colour illus.). cat.no. 30

Catherin Fisher, Apollo, 'James Fairfax: a remarkable collector of old masters', pg.3-8, London, Jun 1994, 5.

Rolf Fritz, Sammlung Becker I, gemälde alter meister, Germany, 1967, (illus.). cat.no. 44

Stewart Laidler, Melbourne Journal of Technical Studies in Art [vol. 2], 'A 'Portrait of a woman' by the Master of the 1540s - a study using infrared reflectography and X-radiography', Melbourne, 2003.

Musée Communal, Le portrait dans les Pays-Bas, Bruges, 1953, 56, (illus.). cat.no. 77, pl. 77

Exhibition history (3)

The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Apr 1992–14 Jun 1992

Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994

The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Apr 2003–20 Jul 2003