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Zahn, Albert von

    Full Name: Zahn, Albert von

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1836

    Date Died: 1873

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): painting (visual works)


    Director of the Weimar Museum, instigator of the famous “Holbein convention” of 1871 which set out to determine the authenticity of the two Burgomeister Meyer Madonna (Dresden and Darmstadt). To Zahn’s dismay, the autograph Holbein was the one in Darmstadt and not the Saxony one.


    Kultermann, Udo. The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993, p. 141.


    "Zahn, Albert von." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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