About This Artwork

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder
German, c. 1493-1555

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, Saint Gereon, and a Donor, c. 1520

Oil on panel
30 7/8 x 22 13/16 in. (78.4 x 57.9 cm)
Painted surface: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.8 cm)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1063

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle, Kunsthistorische Ausstellung, 1904, no. 68.

Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle, Sammlung des königl. Rates Marczell von Nemes, Budapest, 1912, no. 25.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress, 1933, no. 6.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress, 1934, no. 6.

Colonge, Museum Schnütgen, Glanz und Größe des Mittelalters: Kölner Meisterwerke aus dewn großen der Welt, November 4, 2011-Febuary 26, 2012, no. 220.

Publication History

Joh[ann] Jac[ob] Merlo, Die Meister der altkölnischen Maler-schule, Cologne, 1852, p. 159.

G[ustav] Parthey, Deutscher Bilder-saal: Verzeichniss der in Deutschland vorhandenen Oelbilder ver-storbener Maler aller Schulen, vol. 1, Berlin, 1863, p. 211, no. 14.

J. von Pflugk-Harttung, “Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sam-mlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaura-tionen, neue Funde,” Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 8 (1885), p. 82.

H[ubert] Janitschek, Geschichte der deutschen Malerei, Berlin, 1890, p. 522. Eduard Firmenich-Richartz, Bartholomaeus Bruyn und seine Schule, Leipzig, 1891, pp. 108–09.

Johann Jacob Merlo, Kölnische Künstler in alter und neuer Zeit, ed. Eduard Firmenich-Richartz and Hermann Keussen, Düsseldorf, 1895, col. 136, no. 58.

Carl Aldenhoven, Geschichte der Kölner Maler-schule, Lübeck, 1902, pp. 323–24, pl. 117.

Ludwig Scheibler, “Die kunsthistorische Ausstellung zu Düsseldorf, 1904: Die altnieder-ländischen und altdeutschen Gemälde,” Repertorium für Kunst-wissenschaft 27 (1904), p. 561, no. 70.

Mela Escherich, Die Schule von Köln, Strasbourg, 1907, p. 131.

[Eduard] Firmenich-Richartz, “Bruyn, Bartholomaeus I,” in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, ed. Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, vol. 5, 1911, p. 156.

Gabriel Mourey, “La Collection Marczell de Nemes,” Les Arts, no. 138 (June 1913), p. 4 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Objects in the Museum, 1914, p. 209, no. 2102.

“Loan Collections,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 7 (1914), p. 38.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, Paintings, and Drawings, vol. 2, August 1920, p. 61.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, and Paintings, May 1922, p. 70.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Paintings, 1923, p. 70.

Karl Schaefer, Geschichte der Kölner Malerschule, Lübeck, 1923, p. 33, pl. 117.

The Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1925, p. 159, no. 2011.

Rose Mary Fischkin, “Martin A. Ryerson Collection of Paintings and Sculpture, XIII to XVII Century, Loaned to The Art Institute of Chicago,” unpub. MS, 1926, Ryerson Library, The Art Institute of Chicago, pp. 126–28.

The Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 179, no. 454.13.

Daniel Catton Rich, “German Art in Chicago,” American-Ger-man Review 1, 4 (1935), pp. 36 (ill.), 38.

Charles L. Kuhn, A Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections, Cambridge, Mass., 1936, p. 26, no. 18, pl. 5.

Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Barthel Bruyn, 1493–1555: Gesamtverzeichnis seiner Bildnisse und Altarwerke, Cologne, 1955, p. 45, no. 145.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, pp. 61–62.

Horst-Joh[anne]s Tüm-mers, Die Altarbilder des älteren Bartholomäus Bruyn, Cologne, 1964, pp. 53–54, 154 (ill.), no. A17.

Herbert Rode, Die mittelalter-lichen Glasmalereien des Kölner Domes, Berlin, 1974, pp. 35, 185, fig. 67.

Annekatrein Löw, Bartholomäus Bruyn: Die Sammlung im Städtischen Museum Wesel, Wesel, 2002, p. 55.

Martha Wolff in Martha Wolff et al., Northern European and Spanish Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2008, pp. 333-337, ill.

Glanz und Größe des Mittelalters, ed. Dagmar Täube and Miriam Verena Fleck, Exh. cat. (Hirmer, 2012), p. 5, 467, 468, (ill.).

Ownership History

Mathias Neven, Cologne, by 1852 [according to Merlo 1852]; sold, his estate sale, Cologne, Mar. 17, 1879, no. 2, to Weber for 290 marks [annotated sale catalogue in Frick Art Reference Library]; Consul Eduard We-ber, Hamburg; sold, Lepke, Berlin, Feb. 20–22, 1912, no. 64. Mar-czell de Nemes, Budapest; sold, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, June 17–18, 1913, no. 23, to Kleinberger, Paris, as agent for Ryerson [Kleinberger stock card, European Paintings Department, Metropoli-tan Museum of Art, New York; and invoice, June 20, 1913, in Ryerson Papers, Art Institute Archives]; Martin A. Ryerson (d. 1932), Chicago, 1913; on loan to the AIC from 1913; bequeathed to the AIC, 1933.




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