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Chronicle of the Hohenzollern Family

Object Details

Title:

Chronicle of the Hohenzollern Family

Artist/Maker:

Jörg Ziegler (German, early 16th century - 1574/1577)

Culture:

German

Place:

Augsburg (probably), Germany; Rottenburg, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

about 1572

Medium:

Pen and ink, colored washes, tempera, and gold paint on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with brown calf

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XIII 11 (83.MP.154)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 35.2 × 27.8 cm (13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
about 1572

Karl I, Flemish, 1516 - 1576 and Anna of Braden-Durlach, German, 1512 - 1579, gifted to their daughter, Marie Jacobea, and her husband, Leonhard V of Harrach, 1572.

1572 - 1597

Marie Jacobea Von Hohenzollern, Flemish, 1549 - 1578 and Leonard V de Harrach, Austrian, 1542 - 1597, by descent for almost 4 centuries through the Harrach Family.
Source: Provenance taken from catalogue, H.P. Kraus, no. 75: Choice manuscripts and books, bindings and autographs. Outstanding for their Beauty, Rarity or Importance, New York, 1955

1597 - 1888

Palais Harrach, remained until the end of the 19th century, presumably until 1888.
Source: "Aus dem fid. Com. Archiv in Rohrau in der familien fid. C. Archiv in Wien übertragen. 1 Mai 1888. Wohlff Harrach".

by 1953 -

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988
Source: Mediaeval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, a loan exhibition, November 25, 1953-January 9, 1954, Los Angeles County Museum, Exposition Park

- 1983

Dr. Peter Ludwig, German, 1925 - 1996 and Irene Ludwig, German, 1927 - 2010, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Die Renaissance im Deutschen Südwesten (June 21 to October 19, 1986) (fols. 22v-23)
  • Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, June 21 to October 19, 1986
The Making of a Medieval Book (July 26, 1994 to February 12, 1995) (cover)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 26, 1994 to February 12, 1995
Ten Centuries of Manuscript Illumination in Germany and Central Europe (July 21 to October 18, 1998) (fols. 18v-19)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 21 to October 18, 1998
Faces of Power and Piety: Portraits in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (February 2 to April 18, 1999) (fols. 8v-9)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 2 to April 18, 1999
Faces of Power and Piety: Portraiture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (August 12 to October 26, 2008) (fols. 26v-27)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 12 to October 26, 2008
Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts (March 2 to May 16, 2010) (fols. 20v-21)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 2 to May 16, 2010
Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages (December 12, 2014 to March 15, 2015) (fols. 26v-27)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 12, 2014 to March 15, 2015
All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court (August 28 to December 2, 2018) (fols. 17v-18)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 28 to December 2, 2018
Bibliography
Bibliography

H.P. Kraus, New York. Catalogue 81. n.d, no. 44, p. 48.

Frischlin, Jacob. Drey schöne vnd lustige Bücher von der Hohen Zollerischen Hochzeyt ... 1598 (Augsburg, 1599), pp. 33-97.

Ross, Marvin C. Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts: A Loan Exhibition, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: County Museum, 1953), p. 36, no. 133.

H.P. Kraus, New York. The Ninetieth Catalogue: English Books, Manuscripts, Incunabla, Voyages, Americana, Geography, Bindings, Natural History (1959), no. 45, p. 66.

Seigel, Rudolf. "Zur Geschichtsschreibung beim schwäbischen Adel in der Zeit des Humanismus." Zeitschrift für Württembergische Landesgeschichte 40 (1981), pp. 111-18. [reference to Sigmaringen, Hofbibliothek, Hs. 96].

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 3 (1982), pp. 282-90.

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 302.

Die Renaissance im deutschen Südwesten zwischen Reformation und Dreissigjährigem Krieg ... exh. cat., exh. at Schloss Heidelberg (Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum, 1986), cat. no. G12, p. 4939, entry by Lotte Kurras. [the manuscript illustrated is not Ms. Ludwig XIII, as the caption says, but the sister manuscript in Sigmaringen].

Morrison, Elizabeth. Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2007), pp. 53, 55, fig. 43.

Inglis, Erik. Faces of Power & Piety (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2008), pp. 16-17, figs. 15-16.

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), p. 31, fig. on p. 128 (fol. 9).

Sciacca, Christine. Building the Medieval World (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2010), pp. 68, 77, fig. 74.