Portrait of Anton Rem

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of Anton Rem

Artist/Maker(s):

Hans Schwarz (German, about 1492 - after 1521)

Culture:

German

Date:

about 1518

Medium:

Black chalk

Dimensions:

23.8 x 18.7 cm (9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

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This drawing of a man was made in preparation for a commemorative portrait medal. Hans Schwarz paid close attention to details of the sitter's profile, carefully rendering his broad nose and curly locks with sure, clear strokes, and recording his fashionable felt hat and lace collar. An inscription on the medal made after this drawing–now in the collection of a German museum–identifies the sitter as Anton Rem, a member of one of Renaissance Augsburg's wealthiest families.

Exhibitions
Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts (February 6 to May 20, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 6 to May 20, 2007
Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts (March 31 to July 5, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 31 to July 5, 2009
Renaissance Drawings from Germany and Switzerland, 1470-1600 (March 27 to June 17, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 27 to June 17, 2012