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The Rule of Bacchus [left panel] (c. 1535)
The Rule of Bacchus [left panel] (c. 1535)
Public Domain
Workshop of Albrecht Altdorfer
Artist Dates
1480 or before-1538
Artist Nationality
The Rule of Bacchus [left panel]
c. 1535
oil on hardboard, transferred from panel
left panel: 39 x 15.9 cm (15 3/8 x 6 1/4 in)
K Number
National Gallery of Art
Accession Number


Professor Wieser, Innsbruck, by 1891. [1] Lacher von Eisack, Bad Tölz, Oberbayern. [2] (Paul Cassirer, Berlin). [3] Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1875-1947], Schloss Rohoncz, Hungary, and later Villa Favorita, Lugano-Castagnola, Switzerland, by 1930; [4] by inheritance to his son, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1921-2002], Villa Favorita; acquired 1950 by (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); [5] purchased February 1951 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA. [1] As per Max Friedländer, _Albrecht Altdorfer, der Maler von Regensburg_, Leipzig, 1891: 56, no. 27. [2] Cited by Rudolf Heinemann, _Stiftung Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz_, Lugano-Castagnola, 1937: 2. [3] Information from annotated copy of _Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz_, Exh. cat. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1930, in the possession of Mrs. Walter Feilchenfeldt, Sr., Zurich, per letter of 28 January 1989 to John Hand in the object file (1952.5.31.a-c), NGA curatorial filess. Colin Eisler, _Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian_, Oxford, 1977: 35, erroneously listed Walter Feilchenfeldt as owning the picture. [4] _Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz_, Exh. cat. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1930: no. 4. [5] Knoedler commission book no. 4, p. 143, no. CA 3724 and sales book no. 16, p. 334, M. Knoedler & Co. Records, Getty Research Institute (copies NGA curatorial files).