Niederacher, Sonja: Gender als Analysekategorie in der Provenienzforschung, in Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V. (Hrsg.): ENTZUG, TRANSFER, TRANSIT: Menschen, Objekte, Orte und Ereignisse. 20 Jahre Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V., Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net-ART-Books, 2024, S. 129–136. https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.1315.c18776

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Sonja Niederacher

Gender als Analysekategorie in der Provenienzforschung

Gender as a category of analysis in provenance research

My paper focuses on the potential of gender as a viable category of analysis in provenance research to allow both investigation into collectors’ asset structures and nuanced interpretation of historical sources. Furthermore, I will enquire about the relevance of gender as differentiating category in presenting and displaying provenance research results.
The subject involves central aspects of marriage law, especially matrimonial property law and inheritance law, which characterize both asset structures and differences within families and are consequently conceived in line with gender. Based on naming rights, gender­driven attributions of historical sources and publications are investigated. It will be discussed in how far gender bias, both on the part of those creating the sources and on the part of researchers, may obscure the perception of actual property structures. Continuing this line of enquiry, the example of catalogue raisonnés is used to demonstrate how historical gender­related attributions are propagated and thus affirmed by art history and provenance research.