Portrait of Fridrich Rorbach

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1532

Artist:

Conrad Faber von Creuznach
German, active about 1520–52/53

About this artwork

This portrait would have served as a document of a marriage. Friedrich Rorbach’s name, age, and coat of arms, along with the date, are painted on the back of the panel, which was originally paired with a portrait of his wife, Katherina Knoblauchin, now in the National Gallery of Ireland. The two portraits share the same background— a fanciful mountain landscape. Conrad Faber, who worked in Frankfurt-am-Main, specialized in portraits depicting the patrician elite of that prosperous city. In the early 16th century, the energy and self-confidence of the many courts and free cities loosely united in the Holy Roman Empire brought about an artistic flowering in Germany.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 238

Artist

Conrad Faber

Title

Portrait of Fridrich Rorbach

Origin

Germany

Date

1532

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscription on the reverse: FRIDERICH RORBACH SEINES ALTERS XXV-M.D. XXXII

Dimensions

50.4 × 35.7 cm (19 7/8 × 14 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1935.296

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