Category:Hermann von Wedigh III (Hans Holbein der Jüngere - Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Hermann von Wedigh III (Hans Holbein der Jüngere - Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Hans Holbein: Hermann von Wedigh III (died 1560)  wikidata:Q19911428 
creator QS:P170,Q48319
Hans Holbein: Hermann von Wedigh III (died 1560)
Object type painting
Genre portrait
Caption from the museum's website

During his second sojourn in England (1532–43) Holbein made portraits for a new clientele, the German merchants of the Hanseatic League, whose guildhall was located in the London Steelyard. The sitter, whose ring displays the arms of the Wedighs of Cologne, is probably Hermann von Wedigh III, portrayed at age twenty-nine. The Latin quotation on the sheet of paper in the foreground, reading "Truth breeds hatred," comes from the Roman comedy Andria by Terence, popular among Humanists. The inserted slip of paper could thus refer to the book’s content and perhaps have served as the sitter’s personal motto.

Date 1532
Medium oil on panel
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q287,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 42.2 cm (16.6 ″); Width: 32.4 cm (12.7 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+42.2U174728;P2049,+32.4U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160236
Current location
Gallery 643
Accession number
Object history

- Grafen Schönborn, later Schönborn-Buchheim, Schönborn Gallery, Vienna (by 1746–1903; inv., 1746);
- Friedrich Karl, 10th Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim, Vienna (1903–23; cat., 1905, no. 41, as "Portrait of a Man";
- sold for Fr 1,200,000 to Duveen);
- [Duveen, London, Paris, and New York, 1923];
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Stout, Chicago (1923–35;
- sold by Mrs. Stout's estate to Knoedler);
- [Knoedler, New York, 1935–36;
- sold to Harkness];
- Edward S. Harkness, New York (1936–d. 1940;
- life interest to his widow, Mary Stillman Harkness, 1940–d. 1950)

Credit line Bequest of Edward S. Harkness, 1940
Hermann von Wedigh III (died 1560) 
painting by Hans Holbein the Younger
Hans Holbein d.J. - Porträt eines Mitgliedes der Familie Wedigh.jpg
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Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Inventory number
  • 1532 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)
  • 32.4 cm
  • 42.2 cm
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Hermann von Wedigh III (died 1560) (en) dipinto di Hans Holbein (it); peinture d'Hans Holbein le Jeune (fr); painting by Hans Holbein the Younger (en); Gemälde von Hans Holbein the Younger (de); cuadro de Hans Holbein the Younger (es); schilderij van Hans Holbein the Younger (nl)

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