Holbein's Madonna: The most expensive woman in Germany

There, in the choir of the old Church, depends on you: the protective mantle of the Madonna by Hans Holbein, one of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance. T

Holbein's Madonna: The most expensive woman in Germany

There, in the choir of the old Church, depends on you: the protective mantle of the Madonna by Hans Holbein, one of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance. The child Jesus in her arms, looks at the Madonna gently on those down the have found, in the truest sense of the word, under her mantle of protection: the Basel mayor Jakob Meyer zum Hasen and his family. Both his time, as his deceased wife, he on the image to perpetuate, in front of you, you recognize his daughter, Anna.

In the case of the boys, and a toddler that are in addition to, you do not know exactly who to represent. There's some evidence that it is two late sons of the mayor. Protection of the Customer the picture in for him in troubled times was looking for. Jakob Meyer zum Hasen had to fight in Basel, with allegations of corruption, his opponents in the city Council to put him properly. You can read the image but also as a Statement in the religion fight, with the Catholic-positioned against the more and more upper income supporters of the Reformation ends.

but Above all, the work fascinates, because it radiates such peace, such a sense of security. Of the Holbein'schen Madonna is like to protect. And that's why it hurts, of course, that this picture was long in Darmstadt and later in the Frankfurt städel Museum found a home, is issued since 2012 in Schwäbisch Hall. It was a Coup, with the entrepreneur Reinhold Würth, the "screw billionaire", the painting has been secured.

50 million euros, he is supposed to have for Holbein's key work paid, protection coat Madonna brought the business to the boulevardesken title of "most expensive woman in Germany". But to lament about it today still brings nothing.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 10:19

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