- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on panel
- 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"
- Gift of James Fairfax AC 1993
- 15th–19th c European art
- Accession number
- Artist information
The Master of the 1540s
Works in the collection
Shown in 4 exhibitions
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
Archie Plus, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Sep 2020–07 Mar 2021
Referenced in 8 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. 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, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992. 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, CXXXVIII, 388, '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
The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact email@example.com
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