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An Allegory of Wealth

Artist:
Adam Gutmann (German, Constance 1567–1637, active Salzburg)
Date:
1598
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray, brownish-green and pink washes
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.413
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left, inscribed "Nichts ist so steiff auff disser Erd.| das nichtt duruchs geltt gewunnen wertt.| auchs gelt demmensch offen mals| bethrueglich bringt umb seinen halls.| Adi 20 Jully gab ich Adam guottman.| Malher von Coztanz diß dem guotten| geselhen zuor guotten gedächtnus gemacht| geschehen zuo Salzbourg in A° 1598" (Nothing in this world is so fixed that it cannot be bought for money. Also, be aware that money can often be deceitful to men and cost your life. On 20 July I, Adam Gutmann, painter from Constance, gave this to my good pupil in fine remembrance made in Salzburg, 1598) in pen and black ink, by the artist
Pupil of Adam Gutmann (active Constance); Ernst Heinrich Ehlers (German, Lüneburg 1835–1925 Göttingen); his sale, C. G. Boerner, Dusseldorf, May 25, 1938, lot 18(as by the artist Hans Guttman); Rosgartenmuseum Konstanz(acc. to annotated Boerner's catalogue); sale, Christie's, London, July 4, 2006, lot 50; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Early Central European Drawings in New York Collections," April 3, 2012–September 3, 2012.

C. G. Boerner, Leipzig Deutsche Zeichnungen der zweiten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Ehlers-Göttingen Versteigerungskatalog 199. 1938, cat. 18 (as by the artist Hans Guttmann).

Heinrich Geissler Fürsterzbischof Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Gründer des barocken Salzburg: Zur Zeichenkunst in Salzburg 1550-1620 Ex. cat. Salzburg, Dommuseum, 1987, p. 242, ill.

Christie's, London Old Master Drawings. Sale cat. July 4, 2006, cat. no. 50, ill.

Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 70 (entry written by Freyda Spira), ill.



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